Concussion is a serious condition which cannot be diagnosed via imaging; and, despite popular belief, the symptoms of concussion are not always a loss of consciousness following a head knock. Sometimes, there aren’t any intense symptoms experienced at all, which means concussion can sometimes go undiagnosed and untreated. This is a serious concern, as emerging research has identified a link between recurrent and/or undiagnosed concussions, and serious degenerative neurological conditions, such as Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. So, not reporting a concussion, or returning to sport too early could be seriously damaging your health.


Wellness Embodied are passionate about correctly assessing, managing and rehabilitating concussion injuries. Our Cairns concussion baseline testing services are an integral part of our concussion management and rehabilitation ‘toolkit’. By conducting Cairns concussion baseline testing annually, we establish a reliable measurement of symptom scores, balance, reaction time and memory, to compare against should you sustain a concussion. This enables us to tailor our services, addressing specific areas, and help you return to the field, safely. Our Cairns baseline testing service is available for individuals, as well as team packages.


The Defence Automated Neurobehavioural Assessment (DANA), is an online test that is available for free access via the Complete Concussion Management Inc (CCMI) app (also free access). It involves testing your reaction time and memory, and incorporates two questionnaires, one for mental health and the other for sleep quality. It is a new addition to our Cairns concussion baseline testing protocol and is highly sensitive to dysfunction. The best bit? You can access this yourself without referral from a health professional. The DANA can be completed at home, or on the sideline and to test individuals as to whether they are capable of a safe return to play.


At Wellness Embodied, we have five physiotherapists trained in assessing and treating concussion, we’re also the only Cairns CCMI clinic. Our goal with the baseline testing services, is to record the data of individuals or teams, creating a valuable measure or standard we can compare against during rehabilitation. While we value exercise as a treatment modality, and it is one of the gold standard treatments for managing concussion, it’s also important to follow a clear protocol when re-entering daily life post-concussion. This is where our Cairns concussion baseline testing is invaluable.

Our physio’s will take you through the process, and can utilise your baseline test to make a safe return to play decision. Every step of the way, your physio will be in communication with your GP, teacher, employer and/or coach, to ensure that everyone is on the same page.


Our Cairns concussion baseline testing packages are available for individuals or whole teams. Then, if you suffer a concussion, we have an extensive range of modalities we can utilise to support your concussion management journey. This includes, but is not limited to, the following.


You do not need a referral to book an appointment for our Cairns concussion baseline testing services, but you do need to pre-book. At Wellness Embodied we treat clients of all ages and offer health rebates on the spot for private patients, via the HiCaps System.

We’re proud to expand our already gold standard concussion treatment services, to include baseline testing, which will enable us to maximise your treatment and rehabilitation pathways, post- concussion.

Packages available for individuals and teams. If you have any queries, or would like to book baseline testing, contact us today on 07 4231 9777 or book online.

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