Buffalo Concussion Bike Test

The BCTT (Buffalo Concussion Treadmill Test) which we talked about in our last article has been the most reliable and safe way to assess exercise tolerance post concussion however If the idea of getting on a treadmill makes you uncomfortable, then you are not alone…many of my clients have been unable to participate in this assessment due to the following issues:

• Vestibular- ocular dysfunction • Balance impairments • Frequent and disabling symptoms of dizziness, nausea and vertigo • Musculoskeletal Injuries preventing safe or comfortable use of a treadmill.

We now have the Buffalo Concussion Bike Test (BCBT) which has been researched and assessed against the BCTT by Haider et al this year and found to have concurrent validity – the test results show the BCBT measured exercise tolerance just as well as the BCTT, which is great news… Except… i think it will take me a while to get my head around how to work out the resistance! Anyone out there used the BCBT yet?

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