At Advanced Concussion Solutions we offer comprehensive baseline testing. The Center for Disease Control recommends comprehensive baseline concussion testing for athletes who participate in contact sports and those with a significant concussion history, learning challenges or a history of migraines. Baseline testing consists of a series of computer-based tests that measure an individual’s executive functions of the brain, memory, mental processing speed, and response times prior to the event. In the event of a concussion, our experts reassess these functions post-injury and compare the results with the baseline scores to derive the most suitable concussion management solutions.
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. ImPACT® testing, oculomotor and balance testing, and quantitative EEG (qEEG) analysis are some of the sophisticated baseline testing tools used at Advanced Concussion Solutions. A “map” of the brain function is obtained with qEEG which is particularly helpful in making accurate assessments and treatment decisions in athletes with ADHD, dyslexia or other learning difficulties. Our practitioners make the appropriate return-to-learn and return-to-play recommendations based on the baseline test results in close coordination with athlete’s teachers, coaches, and athletic trainers.