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Baseline Testing

Baseline testing is a pre-season exam conducted by a trained health care professional. Baseline tests are used to assess an athlete’s brain function including learning and memory skills, ability to pay attention or concentrate, and how quickly he or she thinks and solves problems. 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. Comparing post-injury test results to baseline test results can assist health care professionals in identifying the effects of the injury and making informed return to school and play decisions

Athletico Physical Therapy Baseline Concussion Tests

Click below for more information about your preferred baseline test

A Step aHead
– Baseline testing for Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois (AHAI) athletes ages 11-18
– Please click here to register for an A Step aHead baseline test.
– A Step aHead baseline testing is available at the following clinic locations:

Clinic Name



Addison 1776 W. Centennial Pl. 630-953-0343
Barrington 530 N. Hough St 847-381-0090
Batavia 805 N. Randall Rd. 630-593-5100
Belvidere 1731 Henry Luckow Lane 815-544-6967
Bloomingdale West 205 S. Gary Ave. 630-307-5910
Bourbonnais 215 N. Convent St 815-928-8357
Crest Hill 16139 S. Weber Rd. 815-836-3403
Elburn 1053 N. Main St., Ste. 200 630-365-2400
Evanston 909 Davis St. 847-733-7906
Glenview 1500 Waukegan Rd. 847-657-9445
Lake in the Hills 280 N. Randall Rd. 847-854-8219
Lemont 15400 127th St. 630-257-9787
Lisle 5328 Main Street 630-324-8243
Logan Square 2820 W. Armitage Ave. 773-394-0796
Loop (Jackson/Franklin) 223 W. Jackson Blvd., #225 312 235-0700
Machesney Park 1768 W. Lane Rd., Ste. A 779-774-7997
McHenry 1733 N Richmond Rd. 815-385-0730
Mount Prospect 50 E Northwest Hwy. 847-718-9201
Niles – Northwest Chicago 6000 W. Touhy Ave. 773-774-4291
Normal 1715 Bradford Ln., #140 309-888-4828
Oak Park North 1145 N. Harlem Ave. 708-386-2086
Omaha West 12311 West Center Road 402-408-0384
Oswego 2872 U.S. Hwy. 34 630-554-8890
Park Ridge North 320 Busse Hwy. 847-268-0800
Pekin 3289 Court St. 309-650-1361
Rockford North 3616 N. Main St. 815-877-5932
St. Charles East 3865 E. Main St. 630-587-5788
Westchester 11204 31st St. 708-492-1810
Woodstock 113 S. Eastwood Dr. 815-334-0400
– FDA cleared for 12 years of age and older
– Baseline test occurs before injury
– Baseline test is recommended to be completed every 2 years
– Measures verbal and visual memory, concentration, visual processing speed, and reaction time

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