Accidents can happen when you play sports.

While we can’t predict when or if a concussion may happen, having a pre-concussion baseline for you or your child is extremely helpful.

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What is Concussion Baseline Testing?

Baseline concussion testing is a set of examinations that test your balance, reaction time, memory, coordination and your body’s muscle and nerve function. The testing uses computers for measuring your balance and brain function.

A physiotherapist will perform a musculoskeletal exam to measure your upper body strength, range of motion and reflexes. In the event of concussion, all of these tests are standard practice, so having a baseline test allows for your rehabilitation team to make better decisions to guide your rehabilitation to your most optimum recovery.

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Who Should Be Tested?

Anyone who participates in sports where there is a risk of concussion. Eg., Cycling, rugby, football, soccer, horseback riding, gymnastics, martial arts, hockey, motorcross, skiing/snowboarding. By administering the same set of tests *BEFORE* injury that are standard following a concussion, in the event of injury we are able to manage the fastest return to school and activities without compromising recovery.

Concussion Baseline Testing Has 4 Parts:

Your concussion baseline testing physiotherapist in Victoria, BC will guide you through these four aspects:

ImPACT Concussion Baseline testing

1. Impact.

Computerized neurocognitive assessment that is FDA approved and the most widely used in North America as a baseline assessment for concussions. It can also be used after a concussion to track your progress. Takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

2. Visual Ocular Motor Screen.

This tool is administered by the physiotherapist and it looks at how your brain, eye and inner ear coordinate.

Concussion baseline testing

3. Sway.

Computerized assessment of balance and reaction time is FDA and Health Canada cleared. It takes approximately 10 minutes to administer the test.

4. Musculoskeletal Exam.

This is administered by the physiotherapist and it assesses your upper body range of motion and nerve function.

In total a baseline assessment can take up to 1 hour. The results are valid for 12-24 months if you do not sustain a concussion.

Sports that are high risk for contact or head injury should repeated their baseline assessment at this time.


Lauren Macauley physiotherapist at Broadmead Physiotherapy

Lauren Macauley



Baseline testing is a good choice if you or your child participates in any activity where there is a risk of concussion.

By having a baseline, in the event of injury we are able to safely determine your fastest return to daily activities without compromising recovery or causing harm.


Nisha Jhamat
Nisha Jhamat
16:45 16 Jan 23
I would highly recommend Nick Friesen. I've been working with him over the course of a few months, with a back/neck injury and he has been nothing but a miracle worker. I tried so many different physiotherapists and Nick is the only one who could actually help me. He's very very knowledgeable and just an all around great guy with a positive attitude! I look forward to my sessions with him. I'm sure any of the physiotherapists at broadmead physio are just as great. Bonus that the receptionists are super helpful and very polite!! Always so friendly!read more
Nicolas Pinard
Nicolas Pinard
04:57 10 Nov 22
I always got excellent help from Nick Friesen whenever we met. Through some basic movement tests, he was immediately able to pinpoint the root cause of the issue! I highly recommend his services!read more
22:06 06 Aug 22
My husband (big fan of hockey) found this physio by Googling and booked for Ian (His profile shows Ian used to be a physical therapy consultant to the Edmonton Oilers!). I had a major accident last year. I can walk on my own again without any devices because of Ian’s help and guidance. He is indeed honest, compassionate, knowledgeable, helpful, and has a good sense of humour. He sends me follow up emails to ensure that I don’t forget my training menu at home. I have never seen such a dedicated therapist in my life. The physio office is always really clean and all the receptionists are helpful. Thank more
Tara MacLeod
Tara MacLeod
17:25 15 Jun 22
Colleen Davies is the best! I put my back out, summer 2019 and tried everything for 3 weeks until I found out about Colleen and her magic IMS needles. I was walking again the next day😀. I have been back for 2 maintenance sessions since then and my back is great!I am looking forward to some relief with my "tennis elbow" next😅All the sporty, fun, crazy activities of youth catching up! Thank you 💛read more
Lawrie Keogh
Lawrie Keogh
22:58 02 Apr 22
Feeling so much better after treatment with Colleen! Can’t say enough about her and the clinic. Highly recommend!
Lorraine Bradbury
Lorraine Bradbury
16:48 10 Feb 22
I cannot say enough about Paul, Lauren and the entire crew at Broadmead Orthopaedic Physio! I found Paul 20 years ago when I had unsuccessfully tried 4 other physiotherapists, and my GP recommended Paul. Paul had me fixed after 3 sessions, when all others failed! His knowledge of the entire human body system is utterly thorough! More recently, Lauren treated me for severe vertigo, fixed completely in one session ! They are the best of the best !read more