The Buffalo Concussion Treadmill Test (BCTT): Differential Diagnosis and Exercise Treatment for Concussion and Post-Concussion Disorders
Sport-specific exertional activities have been the cornerstone to the concussion return to play protocol. Far too frequently, however, athletes are allowed to return to play without assessing their response to exertion. The Buffalo Concussion Treadmill Test (BCTT) is a safe and reliable test to monitor symptoms and physiological responses to graded exercise demands.
Exertional activities below the individual's symptom threshold is not only a safe but an an effective option to returning athletes back to their sport. More recently, experts have been starting return to play activities 2-4 days after the injury. If an athlete is having difficulty with returning to exertional demands then the BCTT is an excellent tool to use.
The BCTT can also be used as a differential diagnosis of a physiological verus cervicogenic versus vestibular component for those athletes suffering from post-concussion syndrome.
Join us in January for our second Pre-Summit Webinar featuring co-developer of the BCTT, Dr. John Leddy, discussing how the BCTT can be useful for the differential diagnosis of acute and chronic post-concussive symptoms and how it is used to establish individualized sub-threshold aerobic exercise treatment programs for patients with persistent post-concussive symptoms.
Remember, the webinar is included with a ticket to The Concussion Health Summit or it can be purchased individually.
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