Central Physical Therapy is currently the only comprehensive Certified Concussion Health Provider in Louisiana. CPT offers athletes a whole new level of concussion testing. No longer do parents and coaches have to worry about putting their student-athletes at risk for suffering potentially devastating second impact syndrome. Under the direction of Certified Athletic Trainer, Erik Strahan, DPT, and vestibular specialist Richard O’Quinn, the same Biodex System CPT uses for fall prevention plays a pivotal role in the diagnosis and care of concussions. That’s because the same loss of balance that leads to falls is a hallmark sign of a concussion.
By comparing an athlete’s pre-injury Biodex test results, the AKA baseline test, and post-impact results, the Biodex offers doctors, trainers and coaches the most comprehensive screening yet for knowing when it’s safe for an athlete to return to play. Biodex concussion testing is based on best practices, objective data and clinical protocols. Central Physical Therapy provides baseline concussion testing, including post-concussion treatment and training on high performing athletes from all over the region.