A concussion can be a devastating injury. It has the potential to rob people of their ability to think clearly, participate in physical activity, and enjoy life to their fullest. Unfortunately, without the proper tools and know-how, concussions can also be difficult to diagnose.
Diagnosing Concussions: The AESM Edge
We use such tools as the BESS and IMPACT. BESS is a standardized balance test, shown to correlate well with cognitive recovery after concussion. IMPACT is a computer-based cognitive test looking at such things as memory, processing speed and reaction time. With objective testing and the guidance of AESM experts, concussed athletes return to work, school and play safely and quickly.
Meet Your Athletic Edge Sports Medicine’s Concussion Management Program Team
AESM has brought together some of the most renowned experts in concussion management.
- Dr. Karen Johnston, MD, PhD, FRCSC is one of the world’s experts in concussion. She chaired the last worldwide concussion conference on guidelines for assessing and treating concussions.
- Dr. Grant Lum, MD, CCFP, Dip Sport Med, is lead MD for IMPACT in Toronto, and a consultant for the NHL Players’ Association.
- Carolina Rotondo and Kim Jelly are our two physiotherapists who perform BESS testing, and also help guide return to play.
Note: Concussions can cause immediate and lasting symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, and headaches. If you believe you or someone close to you has had a concussion, and would like the expertise of our Toronto concussion team, please contact us now.
Some of the testing in our program is not covered by OHIP, but may be covered by extended health care benefits.
For more information regarding our AESM Concussion Management Program, please contact us at 416-800-0800.