First come the goggles.
This is where Canberra Capitals point guard Maddison Rocci gets a little head start on her concussion testing.
"I clearly have some different pupils, because it wouldn't detect it at the start. So we skipped the introduction," Rocci said.
"You're following these circles around and looking at these flashing lights, just to see your reaction.
"Then if you get concussed, it's obviously going to be a bit slower."
All the while she has a guide with her who is watching her eyeballs dart around on his computer screen.
The visual eye tracking test is one of three stations Rocci and her Capitals teammates have been put through alongside balance and proprioceptive testing.
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The results will give the Capitals a baseline result, and players will return for more tests should they show symptoms of a concussion throughout the WNBL season.
It means if Rocci or her teammates could be right back inside the University of Canberra should they pick up a head knock against the Townsville Fire at the National Convention Centre on Saturday.
That would mean stepping on a small platform which plummets to varying depths and asks you to give each one a rating out of five.
That would mean strapping into the harness and trying to keep your balance on a moving platform which requires you to stay as still as possible.
"I'm not sure what the big machine is called, but it's very strange," Rocci said.
"You're harnessed in, there are some lines moving and then the platform moves.
"You close your eyes, I was feeling very sleepy in there, just moving and rocking at the same time whilst trying not to fall over.
"It gets the job done for concussion testing. It's really good. Some teams wouldn't even have this for them to fall back on.
"So to have this, for when you get concussed and actually know you can go through the right procedure, it is pretty good to have for an elite sporting team."
Such testing proved vital for the Capitals two seasons ago when former player Rachel Jarry suffered a string of head knocks.
Jarry was once stretchered from the court and taken to hospital during a game, 10 days after she had returned from a three week concussion-imposed lay-off.
Doctors advised Jarry to take an indefinite break following the seventh concussion of her career and while she returned last season at a rival club, she is not playing in the WNBL this summer.
Concussions have become a far more prevalent issue in Australian sport after researchers uncovered the first evidence of rugby league players with a degenerative brain condition commonly found in retired NFL athletes.
The findings of existence of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a state associated with repeated blows to the head, will have massive implications for the NRL and rival codes.
That's why Capitals coach Paul Goriss will take no chances with head knocks - even if his players want to stay on the court after being hit.
"Obviously the number one thing is looking after their health," Goriss said.
"Depending on the individual, there are some of them that are hard-headed in that regard that don't want to come off [the court mid-game] regardless.
"Some of it is taken into the medical team's hands rather than their own individual hands and what they want to do.
"When we had Rachel Jarry here, luckily enough there was baseline testing done.
"This is really important for us as a group, in sport in general, but also in basketball knowing there are some head clashes that we've got a return to sport policy if they do get a concussion."
WNBL ROUND SEVEN
Saturday: Canberra Capitals v Townsville Fire at National Convention Centre, 5pm. Tickets from Ticketek.