'NeuroCare' as an Innovation in Intervention: A Neurophysiological Approach to Determine Readiness for Return to Activity

Concussion Baseline Testing Study


We are looking to determine how the youth brain and body recover after a concussion and if there are improved ways that we can measure if young people are ready to return to activity (sport, school etc.). 


Nick Reed, PhDRyan Hung, MD, MScTom Chau, PhD, PEngVirginia Wright, PhD,Adams, K., Barlow, K., Davis, K., Fait, P., Gagnon, I., Mihailidis, A., Mrazik, M., Ptito, A., Rumney, P., Strother, S., Tator, C., Thomas, S., Zabjek, K.

Participate in this study

Is your child an athlete and looking to be a part of a unique concussion baseline study? Consider joining our study!

Who can participate

Male and female youth athletes between 10-18 years of age.

What's Involved

Study participants will complete a 1-2 hour baseline (or pre-injury) assessment of thinking ability, balance, strength and heart rate at the start of their sport season.  Athletes who get a concussion during their sport season will do the same assessment after the injury at different times so we can track changes in performance and recovery (immediately following the injury, weekly until post-concussion symptoms have gone away, as well as 1-week, 1 month, 3 months and 6 months after post-concussion symptoms have gone away).

Participants will receive a small token of appreciation [e.g. $10 Tim Horton’s gift card] to thank them for their time.


Recruitment for this study is closed.

Interested in participating

If you are interested in participating in this study or have additional questions, please contact Talia Dick or James Murphy at tdick@hollandbloorview.ca (416 425 6220 ex 6431) orjmurphy@hollandbloorview.ca (416 425 6220 ex. 6490) with your interest, and they will get back to your shortly.  Contacting us does not obligate you or your child to participate in the study.

Many thanks!

The Concussion Research Centre Team


Funding Agency

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

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