CAP Baseline Testing Protocol

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Get your athlete’s  brain and body tested so they can take control of their concussion risk and brain health for life! 

The CAP Baseline Testing Protocol Empowers Athletes to take a Proactive Approach to Brain Health and Concussion Prevention!

  • Gone are the days of baseline tests that are easy to memorize and rely on subjective questions!
  • Gone are the days that baseline testing is strictly for pre and post comparisons to assess if the athlete sustained a concussion!

Here’s How!

CAP provides two unique tests for brain and body that will fill the void, compliment, and validate other assessments.

  • The patented RAM4™ assesses the strength and biomechanics of the neck and cervical spine. The test results are measured against the CAP Goals (Safety Standards) to calculate concussion risk.
  • The patented Brain Gauge™ is an objective sensorimotor test that measures brain function and cognitive deficits. We assess brain health to provide a baseline but also, therapists can identify issues and make recommendations to proactively improve short- and long-term brain health.

RAM4 Concussion Prevention

To prevent a concussion from occurring we need to establish the athlete’s concussion risk. The RAM4 Test is the only technology in the world that measures neck function relative to sport performance.

Peer-reviewed research and the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering validated the RAM4 to test concussion risk. The RAM4 compares the movement velocity of the torso to the amplitude velocity, and rotation of the head motion. The total G forces, magnitude, and speed of the head tilt tells us exactly how the neck would respond to a concussion-inducing impact.

Improving Concussion Resistance

Not all strength training is equal or effective at reducing concussions. Peer-reviewed research conducted at Canadian and International Universities concluded that CAP exercises are effective for reducing concussion risk.

The qualities of strength must be developed through exercises trained in specific ways to have the functional carryover for protection. Our CAP eLearning courses are included in this program for therapists as well as your clients whether they are coaches, trainers, or athletes to learn how to implement the CAP exercises.

Performance Tracking

The RAM4 tests functional carryover and as concussion resistance improves, we retest at progressively higher impact forces to set new goals. Access to the RAM4 Reports are available in real-time providing a detailed analysis of the biomechanical response of the neck during the RAM4 test.

Brain Gauge Technology

  • Over 130 published papers.
  • Developed in conjunction with the Office of U.S. Naval Research.
  • Measures deficits after concussed patients are cleared by other baseline tests and physicians.
  • The only baseline test with the accuracy required to measure reaction time variability (Holden et al., 2019).

This is a Brain Gauge Assessment of an athlete who came to our flagship clinic CAP Health after she was given the green light to return to sport following SCAT 5, ImPact, and balance testing – a multi-modal approach. She didn’t feel ready for a return, and she was right!

Brain Function Descriptions

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