The Concussion Center at Gray Matters offers comprehensive baseline testing including ImPACT® testing, oculomotor and balance testing and quantitative EEG analysis.
The Center for Disease Control recommends that athletes with a significant concussion history, learning challenges, or a history of migraines complete comprehensive baseline concussion testing. In addition, any athlete participating in contact sports should have a baseline test.
Valid baseline test results guide practitioners in making appropriate return-to-learn and return-to-play recommendations. In order to be effective, baseline testing should be multifaceted and include neurocognitive testing, oculomotor and balance testing as well as a baseline symptom score. We are an ImPACT® certified testing center and collaborate closely with an athlete’s teachers, coaches and athletic trainers.
The field of concussion research is developing rapidly. We are now realizing that Quantitative EEG (qEEG) recordings may serve as an additional baseline benchmark to guide concussion recovery. By accurately measuring brain activity, qEEGs provide a reproducible recording “or map” of brain function. After a brain injury occurs (including concussion), there are well-documented changes in activity that can be measured by qEEG, and tracked as the brain heals. qEEG baselines can be particularly useful in athletes with learning disabilities, dyslexia, and ADHD.