Diagnostic Criteria for a Concussion:
1. A mechanism of injury to suspect a concussion
2. Any reported or observed signs or symptoms of a concussion
For symptoms of a concussion please go here.
Concussions are serious injuries and should be managed by someone with advanced training in concussion care. Things that will be tested after a concussion should include: mental status, cognition, oculomotor function, gross sensorimotor, gait, balance, vestibular function, and coordination. Computerized neurocognitive testing tools are useful when there is baseline data for that individual but are more useful when in conjunction with all of the above testing.