Boulder Center for Sports Medicine wants every athlete to be safe, so we are now offering baseline cognitive testing for every kind of athlete using a new Concussion Management program with Concussion Vital Signs.
Why be tested? Second Impact Syndrome is a serious concern and potential risk when someone with a head injury returns to their sport or activity prior to full recovery from a concussion, and could result in permanent brain damage or even death. Baseline neurocognitive testing and post-injury testing is a thorough way to determine if full recovery has been reached, or if more time off is needed.
Who should be tested? Cyclists, runners, triathletes, motorcyclists, football players, soccer players, volleyball players, cheerleaders, rugby players, lacrosse players, basketball players, baseball players, or anyone who is subject to head injury.
The Baseline Test: Expect 45 minutes to an hour for your appointment. The test is administered by a medical assistant using a web based program that will take between 25-45 minutes. Results are available immediately after testing.
Cost: Individuals - $55 each
Teams - four or more people $40 each
BVSD Athletes - If you are a registered athletics team participant at one of the Boulder Valley High Schools listed below, you may receive FREE baseline testing at your school thanks to a grant from Boulder Community Hospital's Foundation: BOULDER HIGH SCHOOL, FAIRVIEW HIGH SCHOOL, NEDERLAND HIGH SCHOOL, CENTAURUS HIGH SCHOOL, BROOMFIELD HIGH SCHOOL, AND MONARCH HIGH SCHOOL. Contact your school's Certified Athletic Trainer for more information.
If you would like to schedule a test or if you have any questions, please call (303) 544-5700. Concussion Management is available at the Boulder and Lafayette locations.