Excel Offers ImPACT Concussion Testing For Young Athletes Age 10 and Over

Excel offers monthly baseline testing for children age 10 and over. We offer a group discount for youth teams and organizations that wish to have their teams/programs tested. In the unfortunate circumstance of a concussion, we offer follow-up testing under the care of our Physician Assistants, in conjunction with each child’s Primary Care Physician. This process allows Excel to effectively manage each child’s concussion and helps guide a safe return to activity and determine the best course of action for each head injury.

ImPACT is a 20-minute computerized test that’s been scientifically validated to measure the effects of a concussion. After an athlete receives a preseason baseline test, his/her data is stored on a secure, HIPAA compliant server. If a concussion is suspected, a follow-up test is administered to see if the results have changed from the baseline. This comparison helps identify and manage the concussion. However, if no baseline test was performed prior to suffering a concussion, we are still able to do a follow-up test and compare it to the standard baseline for their age/weight group.

ImPACT is important as it can help answer difficult questions regarding an athlete’s readiness to return to play or school and protects them from the potentially serious consequences from returning too soon. ImPACT measures subtle changes in cognitive functions that cannot be measured using traditional MRI or CT scans. 200+ professional sports teams (including the majority of the NFL, MLB, NHL, MLS, NBA & NASCAR) utilize ImPACT concussion testing.

To make an appointment or for further information, please contact Bill Martin at bmartin@excelortho.com or call 781-782-1327. William J. Martin, PTA, ATC