Baseline Concussion Testing for children playing sports
For children at least 10 years old, Baseline Concussion Testing, also referred to as Neurocognitive Baseline Testing, is available at participating Zanesville-area schools. This 20-minute, computerized exercise measures your child's current attention span, memory, problem-solving skills and reaction time prior to playing sports. After a suspected concussion, your child will retake the test to determine if the head injury affected brain function. The results help healthcare professionals assess when your child can safely get back to athletic activity.
If you are interested in taking the Baseline Concussion Testing, please contact the Genesis Outpatient Rehabilitation at (740) 455-5151.
Return-to-play program after a concussion
Our Return-to-Play program is supervised and administered by licensed physical therapists specially trained in concussions.
If your child or loved one receives or is suspecting of receiving a concussion, has a suspected concussion, he or she can be evaluated by one of our specially trained therapists. After the evaluation, a physical therapist will develop a personalized rehabilitation plan and monitor the patient's progress throughout recovery.
The program has five phases, with at least 24 hours between each phase. If concussion symptoms re-occur, the athlete or individual stops activity and rests, then the therapy resumes when the athlete is symptom-free.
Our therapists work closely with your physician to ensure it’s safe to return to sports, school or work.