Concussion Info

 Parents,

BRAIN HEALTH TESTING OPPORTUNITY

-TROJANS ATHLETICS-

 

WE ARE COMMITTED TO THE BRAIN HEALTH OF YOUR ATHLETE


NeuroChaos testing is an affordable, yet invaluable, Brain Health Assessment. If your child should suffer a head injury, your healthcare provider will appreciate your proactive approach.

 

We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this baseline testing opportunity!

DECEMBER 21, 22, 23

360 Balance

5608 ParkCrest Dr., Ste 100

Austin, TX 78731

 

Why?

The NeuroChaos Brain Health Assessment provides essential information:

· How your athlete's brain functions when it is healthy 

· If your athlete suffers a head injury, healthcare providers use repeat testing to compare with baseline screening during recovery to determine when it is safe to return to the classroom and the playing field

*For all sports, all ages, boys and girls!

 

When?

 December and January, multiple testing dates will be available in the Westlake and Far West community. Please visit www.NeuroChaos.com for more information.

 

 

Details

Reliable Objective test; athlete cannot influence results

Quick Painless, 10-minute advanced ultrasound examination

Affordable Minimal investment ($75) for invaluable peace of mind

 

For questions or to schedule testing please visit www.neurochaos.com.

 

 

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Cally Martin, ATC, LAT

cell:(503)999-1190

cmartin@NeuroChaos.com



Baseline Testing @ 360 Balance


With the development of the NeuroChaos technology, concussion testing resources have recently been made more accessible to a wider age range of athletes. Parents are encouraged to be firm advocates for utilizing as many resources as available at any and all levels. Baseline testing is strongly encouraged because it allows health care providers to compare apples to apples rather than comparing results across age-ranged norms. Additionally, “baselines” can address possible “at risk” individuals allowing for interventions and reducing risk of unfortunate injuries.

Outlined below are brief explanations of the 3 different testing parameters for concussion baselines; *Testing package discounts and group rates available.
1) NeuroChaos (blood flow regulation): Ultrasound technology, is safe and commonly used in medical practices. A 5-minute, stress free, recording is captured with the athlete laying down at rest. Takes approx. 15 set-up to clean-up and athlete cannot influence results. Can be repeated immediately and as often as needed through recovery. All ages. Provided at select clinics by appointment and school/league/clinic based testing events in the community. Baseline $75, Post Injury-$200/5 tests.*limited time only- 2016 NeuroChaos Concussion Resource Initiative-with paid baseline, Post Injury testing at no cost.

2) Balance (Vestibular): Balance is commonly impaired with concussion and basic testing assesses vestibular/inner ear function which can detect more serious impairments that, if left unrecognized and untreated, could severely impact recovery. Assessing posture and sway before injury can identify potential “at risk” individuals. Basic balance screening takes approx. 15-20 minutes. More involved vestibular function tests require more time. Available at 360 Balance. ($50-$75:Price varies based on level of assessment). *Please visit 360 Balance- www.v2fitelite.com for information on the most innovative balance testing programs.

3) ImPACT (cognition): ImPACT is a computer based device meant to test cognitive skills such as word memory, reaction time and word recognition, all of which could be affected by a head injury. The results are compared to an age-matched control database or to a patient’s pre-injury baseline scores, if available. Appropriate for athletes aged 11years and older. Requires an environment free of distraction, good instruction from provider and optimal motivation from the athlete for accurate, valid and reliable results. Takes approx. 40 minutes and repeated post injury tests should be at least 7 days apart. Provided at select clinics by appointment($40-$50) and group testing in high schools where available.


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Cally Martin, ATC, LAT
cell:(503)999-1190
cmartin@NeuroChaos.com
 
 
 
 
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On Sept 11th, Concussion Baseline testing will be offered at Murchison MS. Last year, in November, this testing was provided to 7th and 8th graders during athletics, however, as of today we are not able to reserve enough computer space during athletics classes, and thus, are offering it on Sunday Sept 11th from 9am-12pm. ImPACT testing is open to all athletes ages 11 and older .
Parents are STRONGLY encouraged to make this a priority for their athlete.

Who: All 6-8th graders
What: ImPACT testing at Murchison
When: Sunday, Sept 11th- 9am, 10am, 11am
Where: computer lab room 114.

Why: ImPACT is an online computerized test assessing cognitive performance over several game-like tasks, but is just one of the 3 separate "baseline testing" parameters available (cognition, blood flow and balance) that providers can use for post injury comparison as part of concussion care. In order for these tests to be most useful they MUST be completed BEFORE injury occurs.

*ImPACT is for athletes 12 years and older and "baseline" should be repeated annually until high school.
Click HERE for ImPACT testing at Murchison

For questions about additional valuable brain health screens available for you in the community please contact Cally Martin- cmartin@neurochaos.com or visit 360Balance.com, or SportsSafeCT.com.

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Cally Martin, ATC, LAT
cell:(503)999-1190
cmartin@NeuroChaos.com
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Labor Day Weekend
Sunday September 4th: 9am-12pm
5608 Parkcrest Dr #100, Austin, TX 78731
REGISTER FOR TESTING HERE

Concussion baseline testing is strongly encouraged and it's most helpful to have it BEFORE an injury happens. Parents are asked to pre-register for this event.

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Cally Martin, ATC, LAT
cell:(503)999-1190
cmartin@NeuroChaos.com
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Murchison Athletics Concussion Care Program


Re: Concussion Care Program
 
‘Healthy Brain’ Assessment During head injury many systems of the brain can be affected.
 
SportsSafe now utilizes 3 types of testing, each useful for evaluating the different aspects of brain function often impaired with head injuries.
 
 Cognition- ImPACT  Balance- BioSway  Blood Flow- NeuroChaos
 
SportsSafe continues to offer baseline ImPACT and Biosway testing to age appropriate athletes throughout the year, however, we are excited to provide all of our patients the opportunity to get a more comprehensive baseline assessment.
 
NeuroChaos baseline testing is available in our clinic this summer on the following dates:
June 8 th & 22nd, July 13th & 27th, and Aug 10th .
 
Get your “Healthy Brain” Baseline Assessment BEFORE Injury Occurs! Did you know you can help your medical providers now in the treatment of future concussions? …The best way to do this is through baseline testing.  Minimal Time (10-15min)  Maximum Peace of Mind  Test cost: $75 
 
All Ages, all sports Since “normal” brain function differs from person to person, baseline testing gives clinicians a point of reference when later evaluating the neurological impact of an injury. (512) 458-5323 ext. 150 1500 W. 38 th St., Suite 25 Austin, TX 78731 Using ultrasound, the NeuroChaos technology objectively evaluates physiologic changes by measuring brain blood flow and provides critical information a clinician can use in recovery management and decisions on return to school and sports.
 

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CMARTIN@NEUROCHAOS.COM
Thank you,

Murchison Athletics