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There is no scientific study more vital to man than the study of his own brain.
- Francis Crick, DNA pioneer


Our athletes deserve more than a stamp of approval.

A sports physical is an essential, mandatory step for athletes, ensuring they are fit and safe to participate. But athletes deserve a comprehensive approach that goes far beyond mere approval to play. 


That’s why Tomahawk Science’s Neurological Sport Physicals (NSPs) include advanced neurological and dynamic movement-based screening. This screening is crucial in identifying potential issues that, if unaddressed, could lead to injuries. For instance, volleyball players are particularly susceptible to ACL/MCL, ankle and shoulder injuries. And by getting a personal baseline early, athletes can benefit from tailored, sport-specific programming that can help avoid injuries and enhance their individual performance.


Times & Locations

May 1 - 31
M-TH: 12-7 PM / F: 10 AM - 5 PM / SA: 9 AM - 3 PM
@ 1535 Lake Cook Road, Suite 406, Northbrook, IL 60062

June 1 - September 30
M-TH: 12-7 PM / F: 10 AM - 5 PM / SA: 9 AM - 3 PM
@ North Shore Sports Center: 1900 Old Willow Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062

We accept Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance
(if you are interested in paying out-of-pocket, please contact us)




Standard annual physical for athletes

AKA Preparticipation Physical Evaluation (already mandatory for all student athletes)

Individual + sport-specific physical examination

Full physical exam including review of medical and injury history and specific focus on top injury prone areas for the athlete's sport(s)

Comprehensive neurological performance exam

Head-to-toe neurological exam encompassing the central and peripheral nervous systems. including:

  • Assessment of all cranial nerves

  • Concussion baseline screening

  • Reflexes, sensory and motor function

  • Full pupillary assessment


Movement assessment and functional capacity screening

The screening will assess various aspects of movement, including flexibility, balance, muscular strength, and joint stability. These assessments can reveal imbalances or weaknesses that might not be apparent in everyday activities but could become problematic under the physical stresses of sports.

  • Movement screen

  • Functional muscle testing

  • Objective balance screen

  • Movement sequence


Sport-specific performance testing and assessment
Ex. vertical jump, broad jump, bench press, reaction time screening


Neurological Sport Physicals are performed and overseen by a certified medical professional.

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