By: Wilder NJ.
Despite the prevalence of concussion in sports, there is no agreed upon gold standard for diagnosis of concussion. There is, however, consensus that concussions may have many different underlying brain pathologies, with different individual profiles of functional abnormalities present at time of injury. Recognition of the heterogeneity of concussion has fueled recommendations for comprehensive multimodal assess-ments. Guidelines for concussion diagnosis have advanced from reliance on subjective symptom checklists and single assessment modalities to current support for multimodal assessments, as highlighted in the consensus statement from the 5th International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Berlin, October 2016 (McCrory, et.al 2017)… Download the PDF.