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NDBC Continues Support of Youth Hockey

By Minnesota Hockey, 11/11/13, 2:45PM CST

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The National Dizzy and Balance Center (NDBC) today announced their continued support of Minnesota Hockey. NDBC is entering its fourth season of providing concussion education and baseline testing to youth hockey players in Minnesota.

NDBC is a leader in not only Minnesota but the entire Midwest in offering the most accurate baseline testing to active kids and adults. Baseline tests have been shown to be the most effective way to detect concussion symptoms as well as providing an important tool for parents to make return to play decisions when an athlete does incur a concussion.

The use of ImPACT and Computerized Balance Assessment tests gives each participant a baseline for their neurocognitive and balance abilities. In addition, each athlete receives a concussion education packet after their baseline test. Each baseline test is reviewed by a certified ImPACT specialist to ensure complete accuracy and to flag any abnormalities. Testing can be completed at any one of the four National Dizzy and Balance Centers in the metro area, and NDBC are the only facilities that can test kids as young as 5 years of age.

The National Dizzy & Balance Center will answer critical questions regarding concussions throughout the season in the Minnesota Hockey Newsletter. For more information or to schedule individual and group baseline testing sessions, please visit www.stopdizziness.com or call 952-345-3000.

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