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Concussion Testing & Screening

Baseline Testing

Our concussion specialists recommend that all athletes above age 10 and participating in contact sports complete baseline testing. By completing baseline and post-concussion testing, they can determine the severity of a concussion and develop a treatment plan for return to learn and play.

If you or your young athlete participates in one of the following contact sports, play it safe by scheduling a baseline test today.

  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics

In the event of a concussion, the brain needs rest from sports and school in order to heal. It is never safe to return to play if an athlete is experiencing any symptoms of a concussion.

ImPACT© Testing

We utilize the ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) system, which employs computerized neurocognitive assessment tools to assist in determining an athlete's ability to return to play after suffering a concussion. It's the most widely used, computer-based program in the world and is implemented across high school, collegiate and professional level sports, including the NFL.

The ImPACT system measures multiple aspects of cognitive functioning, including:

  • Attention span
  • Working memory
  • Sustained and selective attention time
  • Reaction time
  • Response variability
  • Non-verbal problem solving


  • Measures player symptoms
  • Measures verbal and visual memory, processing speed and reaction time
  • Reaction time measured to a 1/100th of second
  • Assists clinicians and athletic trainers in making difficult return-to-play decisions
  • Provides reliable baseline test information
  • Produces a comprehensive report of test results
  • Results are presented as a PDF file and can be emailed
  • Automatically stores data from repeat testing
  • Testing is administered online for individuals or groups

Even if an athlete has not received a baseline test, he or she can still take the ImPACT test post-concussion due to its ability to assess severity of concussion and determine when it's safe for them to return to play.

Additional Testing & Screening Services

In the event of a concussion, your doctor may also recommend one of the following:

  • Symptom score
  • Balance testing
  • Vestibular screening
  • Neurocognitive testing
  • Vision screening
  • Neurological exam

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