Strive Health and Performance will continue to be a specialist at the forefront of concussion diagnosis, management, and rehabilitation. We utilize a comprehensive, multi-modal approach to concussions, based on current advances in concussion research.
Strive Health and Performance is an official Complete Concussion Management™ clinic.Book Your Appointment
What Is Baseline Testing?
The biggest concern surrounding concussions comes from the energy deficit that occurs in the brain following a head injury. When the brain is in this low energy state, it has been well established that the brain is extremely vulnerable to additional trauma, where even smaller impacts can lead to another concussion; these second concussions can cause severe brain injuries with potentially permanent or fatal outcomes.
The problem is that concussion symptoms do not coincide with brain recovery. The only way to know when the brain has fully recovered and is out of this “vulnerable period” is to compare current brain function to when the individual was healthy; this is what is known as a “baseline test”.
A baseline test is a battery of tests that measures every area of brain function that could potentially become affected following a concussion (you need more than computer tests!!). The reason that the test is termed a “baseline” is because it is done BEFORE the athlete gets injured. In order to know when an athlete has fully recovered, we first have to know where they were when they were healthy. Without having this information, there is no way to truly know when an athlete has fully recovered and is safe to return to their sport.
Baseline testing is the most important thing to get done prior to beginning your sports season on a yearly basis.
Why Choose Strive?
We are one of the CCMI network’s specialized concussion clinics across Canada.Book Your Appointment
Patients can now log in to view their baseline test results as well as receive rehabilitation exercises, diet plans, and other recovery tips to help them along the way on the Concussion Tracker app. Patients get around-the-clock communication with the treating clinician as well as an update on their symptoms and progress every single day. Get the app here!
What our patients have to say
“All of the staff are very professional and friendly. Dr. Aaron Binstock was very knowledgeable and took care of my son. From the very rst session the results were great. We loved the positive energy and guidance they offer. I 100% recommend Strive for chiropractors and concussion management.”- Gina
"I have been seeing Dr. Roberto Canil for some time and he has proven to be both friendly and knowledgeable. He is always offering solutions to my various aches and pains over the years. The Strive front-end staff are also very friendly and helpful. The Covid-19 measures in place should make anyone comfortable visiting in these unprecedented times.”- Chris
"I've had a great experience going to Strive for treatment the last couple of weeks. The environment is warm and inviting, and the staff are polite and friendly. Great service right from the front desk and up to the therapy sessions. Thank you, guys!”- Ezinne
“Up-to-date facilities and nice, friendly staff. Well-staffed, professional, and I would definitely recommend them. Their online booking system makes it easy to schedule or re-schedule. They were able to handle my paperwork and coverage with the insurance company so I didn’t have to!”- Lawrence
“A special shout out to their Physiotherapist Katie who has without a doubt been the most educated and amazing therapist I have ever seen. She is educated, smart, funny and has a GREAT attitude. She goes above and beyond her line of duty, without her I would be in brutal pain still. I have recommended her to everyone I know and recommend her highly to you!!!.”- Megan
“I’ve seen two of the physiotherapists at Strive [Coquitlam] and both were fantastic. They both performed full assessments, provided treatment that helped my pain in the short term, as well as gave me targeted stretches and exercises and advised me on how to modify my current exercise routine to strengthen the weak muscles that will support my joints. The front-end staff was also super helpful – overall great experience!”- Jackie
"Our family goes to Strive because of their high level of professionalism and sincere personal care they provide. We feel that we receive the best support and service from them."- Bryan
“I’ve been coming to Strive [Coquitlam] for 4 years now and it is hands down the best place to come! They have helped me with all of my injuries and have made me get back on the soccer field fast! Whether I have an injury, need a massage or an adjustment, they have everything! The nicest people ever who truly care about you! Love this place and will always keep going there!! Highly recommend!”- Lucia
“I came here two months after a concussion and still had some symptoms (nausea, light sensitivity, brain fog, and headache at the front of my head). Dr Binstock took me through the baseline test and was able to pin point what was causing my symptoms. It turned out the problem was actually in my neck and after one session and a week of exercises to condition my eyes all my symptoms were almost completely gone! Highly recommended!”- Stephen
“We've been very happy with the Strive team. From concussion baseline testing to concussion recovery management, to therapeutic massage, everyone has been great. Highly recommend them!”- Errin
“After getting a concussion, I went to Strive [Coquitlam]. Evaluated by Dr. Roberto Canil, we strategically worked through my symptoms, one by one. He was very professional, always available to answer any questions outside our in-clinic appointments (really important mentally) and massively helped me to recover. Highly recommend making an appointment with Dr. Canil if you're dealing with a concussion.”- Cory
“Such a great place. Lots of great practitioners specializing in a multitude of services. They have been able to help all members of my family for a variety of different ailments. I love that I can book online and their hours are great too!”- Angela
“5 stars for a reason! Strive is a one-stop-shop for all your aches and pains. I've referred several friends and family here for a reason. The office is along transit routes; is spotless; staff are friendly, knowledgeable and professional; and they even direct bill (everyone's fav). Further, they have a fantastic online booking system makes booking, cancelling and reschedule easy and stress free. Highly recommend.”- Kattia
“These guys are great! Everything from the front desk to the therapy to the communication is top notch. I would highly recommend them!”- Evan
“Great Clinic, they take the time to learn your alignments and provide first class service to all patients. Friendly atmosphere, highly recommend to new patients looking for this type of medical professional service.”- Riz
“Michaella the kinesiologist at Strive has always been helpful whether it’s inside or outside of working hours. Several times I’ve come to her for advice for fitness regimes, overuse injuries and how to rehab them and she is never anything but extremely helpful. Would highly recommend her to my friends and family!!”- Erin
“The team at Strive Health and Performance is amazing. The staff always makes sure you are taken care of and help you out any way they can. I have been a client for almost 2 years and I cannot imagine going to another clinic. Over my time here I have seen the chiropractors, physiotherapists, massage therapists, and kinesiologists. If you are looking for a reliable, safe and trustworthy treatment, look no further than Strive!”- Karlee
“Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Welcoming environment”- Brennan
“I've had great experiences at Strive Health and Performance. They are very accommodating, the office has a welcoming and friendly environment. The work Dr. Aaron Binstock did was nothing short of amazing. He listens to why I am there and gets to work. He explains everything he is doing and does it thoroughly. I highly recommend a visit!!”- Amy
“I had an overall great experience at this clinic! I visited Dr. Aaron Binstock for a pain issue in my mid-back. After several chiropractic sessions as well as rehab, my condition was greatly improved and pain was diminished. Aaron takes great care of his clients and asks the right questions! I also have to mention that the ladies at the front desk , Stephanie & Natasha , were very sweet and welcoming! I was treated nicely."- Parsa
“Very friendly and professional chiropractor and massage service! Rob has helped me with my back and neck pain over the past 2 years. I recommend Strive.”- Shanna
“I am very happy with all services provided at Strive. They are very professional, personable and I highly recommend them. Their offices are very pristine also.”- Colleen