Brain and Spine Conditions

T.E.A.M. is the next step in sports medicine

Baseline assessments allow for specialized recovery plans post-concussion

Central Michigan Concussion Care

Concussion T.E.A.M Clinic
The Ascension Concussion T.E.A.M. (Treatment, Education, Awareness, Management) is the next step in sports medicine, offering services that include newly available assessments provided by the Field Neurosciences Institute (FNI), as well as post-concussion care and physical therapy.

An important component of the Concussion T.E.A.M. are the Concussion Baseline Assessments.
A baseline assessment is a test performed by a trained healthcare professional that is done pre-season or before a concussion happens. The purpose of a baseline test is to measure normal functioning in multiple areas of the brain that are commonly affected following a concussion. This way, if an athlete does get a concussion, we can compare their post-injury state to their baseline parameters to help make an accurate diagnosis.  
  
How can Baseline Assessments help with Recovery and Diagnosis?

By having a baseline assessment on file for comparison after injury, we get a clear picture of that individual athlete's situation. This allows us to:

  • Create a specialized recovery plan
  • Make an objective determination for readiness for return to learn and play
  • Ensure that not only have symptoms subsided but the brain has healed and returned to its pre-injury state          

Our Concussion Clinic is powered by TRAZER technology, an interactive assessment tool. This technology uses full body sensing, 3-D graphics and breakthrough measurement analytics to provide previously immeasurable information to detect and treat concussions. In comparison to standard cognitive assessments, TRAZER measures physical responses to provide a more comprehensive picture of an individual’s state. 

  •  TRAZER Tests: Depth perception, visual acuity, peripheral awareness and anticipation skills
  • TRAZER Measures: heart rate, reaction time, acceleration, and velocity
  • TRAZER Detects: Symptoms that may only be apparent with increased physical activity

More detailed information can be found here

How to Access The Ascension Concussion T.E.A.M. Concussion Clinic
Located at St. Mary’s of Michigan Neurosurgery Office
4677 Towne Centre Road
Saginaw, MI 48604
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm 
Phone: 855-298-9888

24/7 Emergency Access at Towne Centre Emergency
4599 Towne Centre Road
Saginaw, MI 48604
(also available at our downtown campus location)

Baseline Assessments Field Neurosciences Institute
4677 Towne Centre Road
Saginaw, MI 48604
Phone: 989-497-3118
concussionclinic@ascension.org