Biodex Balance Assessment for Concussion Management

Help athletes safely return to play with Biodex Balance Assessment for Concussion Management

Combined Assessment
Biodex Balance Assessment adds the objective, neurophysical component for the management of concussion. The benefit is that clinicians are able to quantify the elements of balance - before and after an injury occurs. Detailed summary and progress reports track recovery and provide the medical team with quantitative data to help with the return-to-play decision.

Clinical Test of Sensory Integration of Balance (CTSIB)

The Biodex CTSIB quantifies postural sway under these four sensory conditions:

Eyes Open, Firm Surface Provides a baseline. Information available by all three sensory inputs: Somatosensory, visual and vestibular
Eyes Closed, Firm Surface Visual not available; somatosensory and vestibular are available. If the athlete performs poorly, the vestibular or somatosensory may be compromised, with an increase in visual dependency.
Eyes Open, Unstable Surface Somatosensory compromised; visual and vestibular are available. If the athlete performed poorly, visual or vestibular may be compromised, with an increase in somatosensory dependency.
Eyes Closed, Unstable Surface Visual not available; somatosensory compromised, only vestibular available. Concussed athletes are most likely to present problems in this condition. If performance is reduced beyond normal or baseline readings, the vestibular system may be disrupted.