Brain Heath Baseline Assessment & Post Concussion Management Cambridge

Brain Health Baseline Assessments are essential in providing comparative data for the purpose of diagnosis and rehabilitation targets in the case of concussion. CSMC Clinical Director Matthew Look has undergone specialist training in the field of concussion management and will provide the highest quality of brain health care that will not be found at ordinary physiotherapy or medical practices.

Baseline tests are used to assess an athlete’s balance and brain function (including learning and memory skills, ability to pay attention or concentrate, and how quickly he or she thinks and solve problems), as well as for the presence of any concussion symptoms.

Post Concussion Management Cambridge is a vital service offered by Cambridge Sports Medicine Centre to athletes from around the city, as well as players at championship level Cambridge Rugby (CSMC is based at the Club’s Ellgia Field)

Concussion is the sudden but short-lived loss of mental function that occurs after a blow or other injury to the head. It is the most common but least serious type of brain injury.

The medical term for concussion is minor traumatic brain injury.

Symptoms of concussion include brief:

  • loss of consciousness after the head injury
  • periods of memory loss
  • disturbances in vision, such as “seeing stars” or blurry vision
  • a period of confusion, a blank expression, or a delay in answering questions immediately after the head injury

If a brain scan is carried out, concussion is only diagnosed if the scan is normal – for example, there is no bleeding or swelling of the brain.