What is the King Devick Test?
After receiving a blow or jolt to the head, face, jaw, chest or elsewhere in the body that’s significant enough to move the brain in the skull, it’s quite possible that you may have sustained a concussion.
The symptoms of a concussion do not always present immediately. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could know right after the blow or jolt if the brain was “rattled” – if you did sustain a concussion?
The King Devick Baseline Test is an objective rapid sideline screening test for concussions which can be administered in just a few short minutes. It is an accurate and reliable method for identifying athletes with head trauma and has relevance to contact and collision sports, including:
This test is used collectively with several other treatment methods at our clinic to assess, diagnose and treat concussions as well as other brain debilitating conditions such as dementia and Alzheimers’.
- Learn more at Post-Concussion & Brain Rehabilitation in Calgary
Who Uses the King Devick Test?
The King Devick Test is currently being utilized by major leagues, organizations and associations at all levels of sport – from professional football (CFL) to youth sports organizations, for example.
Testing for a concussion on the sidelines is important; however, a baseline test is required first.
Revelation Health Centre offers King Devick Baseline testing for all of our patients and as part of other functional neurological assessments and treatments.
Research has shown that the King Devick Test is extremely sensitive and specific for detecting head trauma and is am important tool in identifying concussions that may have gone unnoticed.
It provides a Baseline for anyone concerned about their brain slowing down due to various conditions, such as:
- poor memory
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- extreme sleep deprivation
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Yearly tests will provide comparison data and a sense of security that your brain is functioning optimally. Call us today for your King Devick Baseline Test and let’s get started!
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