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Remove the Guesswork…Multifaceted Approach to Concussion Care Protects and Restores Athletes

ProNeuro Health uses evidence-based practices and state-of-the-art equipment to counter concussions.

ProNeuro Health Brain and Wellness Center (FKA MindMenders Clinic) now offers the Biodex as a component of concussion care for a complete concussion management solution. The Biodex is a diagnostic and concussion management tool used by leading hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and national sports teams throughout the U.S. It is used as one part of concussion care by Dr. Ruben St. Laurent and endorsed by neurologists and authorities to care for the growing concussion epidemic.

ProNeuro Health goes far beyond baseline assessments; however, they would like to take this opportunity to enroll athletes with a simple baseline test of balance and cognitive assessment, an important first step in the event of an injury in the future. Should a concussion occur, the information is stored on each athlete with the ability to generate HIPAA-compliant reports. “Using the Biodex as part of the concussion solution is only effective if the physician knows what he or she is looking for and how to correct problems that exist, which is why we chose the Biodex for our office,” explains Dr. St. Laurent, D.A.C.N.B.

ProNeuro Health encourages multifaceted baseline testing and recommends parents and guardians of school-aged children to speak with their pediatrician to obtain a referral. The baseline testing takes only minutes yet in the event of a concussion can save valuable recovery time as part of the available concussion care provided by Dr. St. Laurent.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimate up to 3 million sports-related concussions are happening in the U.S. with school-aged children making up the majority of cases. The rate of reoccurrence is just as alarming driving home the fact that unless brain function is evaluated on multiple levels and the proper care provided from the inside out, second impact syndrome and the cumulative effects of concussions will continue to be negative factors in sports.

“Our concussion care and management program will accurately monitor a patient’s condition from neurological, physiological, behavioral, and metabolic directions,” says Dr. St. Laurent. “Our concussion care means accurate and effective therapy to decrease short- and long-term symptoms.”

The addition of the Biodex Concussion Management Program, along with guidance provided by Dr. St. Laurent can dramatically aid the healing process and provide post-injury care that noticeably benefits the patient. Using the initial baseline test, a comparison report is created to help determine the readiness of returning to sports

and other activities. “Readiness should not be determined by length of rest, or only one component of concussion assessment. All individuals who endure concussions vary in magnitudes, exhibiting different symptoms. Once we calm the brain from the internal shock, we address the areas of the brain, which were affected. For some concussed patients that may be balance, dizziness, and headaches while for others it may be depression and/or cognitive complaints,” explains Dr. St. Laurent.

The Biodex Concussion Management Program is one tool that helps determine where a patient is in the recovery process through the testing of balance and motor control while assessing any dizziness issues and enhancing athletic performance.

About ProNeuro Health: ProNeuro Health Brain and Wellness Center is the answer for those who may endure a concussion or those facing difficulty with post-concussion symptoms, stroke, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Parkinson's, dementia, Asperger's, personality changes, depression, thinking or retaining information, auditory processing, visual processing, auditory/visual memory weaknesses, and more. ProNeuro Health currently serves the local Dallas-Fort Worth area including Flower Mound, Highland Village, Coppell, Grapevine-Colleyville, Carrollton, the Colony, Argyle, Frisco, Denton, Corinth, Southlake, North Richland Hills, Dallas, Lake Highlands, Richardson, and even farther.

About Biodex Medical Systems, Inc.: Biodex has been providing customers with innovative products and service excellence for more than 60 years with innovations designed to solve clinical problems and improve lives.

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