Test Your Brain Health Today
Head injuries and their impact on brain health are an increasing concern for children, young adults and athletes of all ages and experience levels.
Head impacts and concussions are some of the most common sports and recreational related injuries. It is estimated that there will be 1.8 to 3.2 million concussions among children and adolescents this year. Biking, soccer and football activities are most dangerous to brain health. Car accidents, falls and trauma to the head can also result in concussions.
That’s why anyone who has experienced head trauma should consider having a thorough brain health exam. Children and young adults who participate in organized sports also should test their brain health as part of their fitness routine -- before an injury occurs.
The 5th International Consensus Statement on Sports Concussions, the NCAA, and the National Athletic Trainers Association, among others, recommend that head injury baseline assessments include a balance assessment, cognitive function test and a collection of symptoms.
Baseline tests are used to assess an athlete’s balance and brain function, and examine for the presence of any concussion symptoms. Results from baseline tests (or pre-injury tests) can be used and compared to a similar exam conducted by a health care professional during the season if an athlete has a suspected concussion.”
Foresight Chiropractic Wellness Center in Gilbert, Arizona is a leading proponent of brain testing. The doctors use the Clear Edge Brain Health Toolkit to assess brain health. The protocol includes testing apps and questionnaires that establish baselines and track and assess brain health acutely over time.
The Clear Edge Brain Health Toolkit is also used in conjunction with cognoscopy testing – assessing brain health as part of a wellness plan for aging with cognitive, balance and blood analysis testing. It is also used as a screen for ADHD, dementia, post-traumatic brain disorder and depression.
For more information on concussions and brain health, including the Clear Edge Brain Test, contact Foresight Chiropractic Wellness Center at 480-325-6977. At Foresight Chiropractic, the Valley's premier Wellness Center, the Doctors are Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical specialist providing very precise and gentle chiropractic care for over 18 years. Call to schedule a free consultation for your entire family. Don't wait for illness or injury to happen, call today.