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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

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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:

Aurora Eola – 1137 N. Eola Rd, Suite 111 Highland Park – 1980 Second St
Bannockburn – 2211 Waukegan Rd Hoffman Estates – Sports & Wellness Center 5050 Sedge Blvd.
Barrington – 530 N. Hough St., Suite 130 La Grange Park – 407 N La Grange Rd
Bloomingdale West – 205 S. Gary Ave Lake in the Hills – 280 N. Randall Rd
Bloomington – 1704 Eastland Dr Lemont – 15400 127th Street, Suite C
Bolingbrook – 1256 W. Boughton Rd Lisle – 5328 Main Street, Suite 122
Bourbonnais – 215 N. Convent St., Suite 6 New Lenox East – 1938 E. Lincoln Hwy., Ste. 111
Champaign – 1612 S. Neil Street, 1612A Niles/Northwest Chicago – 6000 W. Touhy Avenue, Suite 202
Chicago (Bucktown) – 1644 N. Milwaukee Ave Northbrook Downtown – 1330 Shermer Rd
Chicago (Irving Park) – 2837 W. Irving Park Rd Oak Brook – 1600 W. 16th Street, Suite T14
Chicago (Lincoln Square) – 4700 N Western Ave, Suite 2 Oak Park North – 1145 N. Harlem Avenue
Chicago (West Loop Morgan) – 24 S. Morgan Street Oswego – 2872 U.S. Highway 34
Crest Hill – 16139 S. Weber Rd Pekin – 3289 Court St.
Darien – 329 W. 75th St River Grove – 8937 Grand Avenue
Des Plaines – 1479 S. Lee Street Rockford North – 3616 N Main St
Elmhurst – 111 W. Third Street Springfield – 2833 Chatham Rd.
Evanston – 909 Davis St., Ste. 220 St. Charles East – 3865 East Main Street
Germantown Hills/Metamora – 123 Spring Creek Rd Tinley Park – 17837 S. 80th Avenue
Glenview – 1500 Waukegan Rd., St. 250 Wheaton East – 1071 E. Roosevelt Rd
Gurnee South – 30 Tower Court, Suite A Willowbrook North – 207 W 63rd St
Woodstock – 113 S. Eastwood Drive
– 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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