Physiotherapists Assess Cognitive Function to Help Concussion Patients and Athletes Reach Their Goals
Cognition is a key part of patient health. Physiotherapists treat disorders that have a direct effect on the brain, such as concussions and strokes, but any injury or source of pain can have profound effects on brain health. That is why physiotherapists use CBS Health to measure the areas of cognition that affect quality of life.
Therapists working with brain injuries know that validated cognitive assessments are an important part of an evidence-based approach to rehabilitation. However, any serious injury or disability has cognitive consequences—pain, stress, time off work, and lack of physical activity can all have profound effects on the brain, so it is crucial to track brain health during assessment, recovery, and follow up.
Sport physiotherapists have reason to measure cognition as well. Helping patients live up to their full potential is not purely physical—athletic performance involves the brain as much as the body. With CBS Health, clients will know the precise areas where they are strongest, and where work is needed. Whether recovering from an injury or optimizing performance in healthy clients, measuring cognition can demonstrate that your work is having a real effect on a client’s ability to make fast, accurate decisions.
CBS Health is a web-based platform that uses cognitive tasks and mental health assessments to quantify a patient’s brain health, identify deficits associated with injury, pain disease, or age, and track recovery as treatment progresses, whether you are treating patients in person or via a telehealth program. Physiotherapists use CBS to help patients of all ages reach their physical and cognitive goals.