Day of Discovery Brain Assessment 

  • Is your brain not working as it used to?
  • Have you been struggling with a recent or lifelong brain performance issue that you want answers for?
  • Or, do you simply want to know how well your brain is working to ensure it is serving you optimally?
  • If you knew there was something you could do to tell, would you do it?

    APEX Brain Centers’ comprehensive ‘Day of Discovery’ 8-part brain assessment is just what you’ve been looking for.

What is it?

The Day of Discovery is an extremely valuable and critical investment in your health, longevity, and prosperity. Fear of a declining brain is one of the top issues of our time, and this unique opportunity puts the power of informed guidance in your hands to make the best choices possible for your brain and body health. By investigating numerous ‘biomarkers’ of brain health and efficiency, we can connect the dots between your experience of life and your current state of brain and body function.

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Through state-of-the-art brain mapping, objective neurological testing, intensive research-based brain training, and nutritional intervention, we are able to assess and train the brain to perform at peak condition. Take the firsts step today!
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Your Day of Discovery includes the following 8 components:

  1. Comprehensive history and review of previous diagnostic testing
  2. Comprehensive neurological exam looking at functions of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system
  3. Quantitative EEG (qEEG) for measurement of brainwave activity
  4. Cognitive testing to assess memory, attention, executive function, and more
  5. Video-Oculography (VOG) for detailed assessment of eye movements
  6. Dynamic posturography for investigation of multiple aspects of balance
  7. Interactive Metronome testing of mental and physical timing capabilities
  8. Review of all testing with precise recommendations for appropriate intervention

What should I expect and how do I prepare?

Your Day of Discovery will take anywhere from 4-6 hours depending on physical ability, levels of fitness and fatigue, technical factors, and any unforeseen circumstances. You will spend the day in our office and should pack a healthy lunch and snacks depending on the time of day. You should try your best to obtain quality sleep. Refrain from alcohol, recreational drug, or cigarette intake, maintain adequate hydration, eat a healthy breakfast the morning of testing, bring copies of any pertinent diagnostic tests with you, be on time to ensure the smoothest of transitions throughout the day, not wear any skincare products, make-up, or hair gel, and bring a positive and proactive attitude with you as this day is designed to empower you with critical information to help you create positive change in your life.

What Next?

Call us today at 828.708.5274 to set up your Day of Discovery, or email for more information.

Dr. Michael S. Trayford is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist and Neurofeedback Specialist with over 20 years of experience in the practice of advanced functional neurology. He is one of the most highly sought-after brain rehabilitation specialists because of the life-changing outcomes his patients consistently experience. After over a decade in private practice and working alongside other pioneers in the field, Dr. Trayford developed his multimodal intensive brain training and rehabilitation program built around the science of Neuroplasticity – the ability of the brain to learn and grow dependent upon the stimulation it receives from its environment. He later founded APEX Brain Centers to combine his ground-breaking rehabilitation approach with a unique patient and caretaker-centered care model. Under Dr. Trayford’s leadership, APEX Brain Centers has successfully treated thousands of patients and earned the reputation of a world-renowned brain training and rehabilitation practice. Since its inception, Dr. Trayford has been a leader of the Brain Training revolution treating patients worldwide. In addition, he is a published journal contributor and international lecturer. His experience with various patients of all ages and neurological conditions has given him a unique perspective on brain health and human performance. He is also well-versed in collaborating with other health care professionals, making him an invaluable asset to any care team. Dr. Trayford was awarded the Functional Neurologist of the Year distinction by the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation, where he is a proud member and conference lecturer. Currently, he serves on the Advisory Council for the Dementia Society of America and the Board of Directors for the International Society for Neuroregulation and Research. He is also a servant leader who has dedicated his adult life to serving multiple communities through Rotary International and other notable causes. When he’s not treating patients, Dr. Trayford usually reads or researches anything related to the brain, human performance, and leadership. He also loves spending time outdoors with his wife Denise, their two daughters, and dogs in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina.


  1. Marilyn Rock on November 5, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    My daughter suffered a concussion on 9/30/2019 after a cabinet door fall off its’ hinges
    hit her head on one side and when she fell to the tile floor her head hit the other side.
    She has been seeing various doctors, along with various tests and therapies.
    She has been diagnosed with Adjustment Disorder & Post Concussion Syndrome
    Severe Insomnia
    Non-Epileptic Seizures caused by sleep deprivation and anxiety, panic attacks
    Problems with:
    Constant pulsating on right side of head
    Migraine (at times vision is very blurry and cloudy)
    Tinnitus (both ears)
    Vision (going for therapy)
    Panic Attacks
    Can your center help with this type of injury?
    Also would need to know what insurance do you take.
    Thank you

    • APEX Brain Specialist on November 11, 2022 at 2:11 pm

      Yes, we work with these conditions frequently. Please call us at 828.708.5274 to discuss. Thank you.

    • APEX Brain Specialist on November 11, 2022 at 2:52 pm

      We see commonly see these conditions. Please call us at 828.708.5274 to discuss.

  2. Jonna Harris on June 7, 2021 at 12:15 am

    I know of someone who has a son that suffered a stroke. Would he be if it from services as such? He is paralyzed on one side. His mom is so frustrated with no one seeming to care and act with urgency on physical therapy.

    Could you advise please.

    • admin on July 9, 2021 at 4:23 pm

      Absolutely. Please have them contact us at 828.708.5274 to discuss.

  3. Denise Johnson on September 22, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    Would this test be appropriate for someone who has suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. From the get go, we have received so many conflicting stories. First hospital concerned with spine, moved our loved one 3 days later to new hospital and immediately they were concerned about brain and said he suffered an Ischemic Hypoxic Brain Injury. Normal CT scans, abnormal EEG. He is off ventilator, CT collar on, and also on a tracheostomy.

    I feel they have given up on him and currently is not tolerating 3 hour rule in order to get admitted to any in patient rehab facility.

    We live in St. Peters MO (30 minutes west of

    • admin on September 22, 2020 at 9:16 pm


      So sorry to hear of your son’s ordeal.

      This so often is a very confusing and frustrating time for so many in your position.

      Yes, this type of testing would be well suited for his needs and, more importantly, will help direct immediate intensive care for him.

      Best to call us at 828.708.5274 for free brief consultation to advise you on how best to proceed.

      Take care!

  4. william teague on June 18, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    QUESTION; I am interested for my wife, she was first diagnosed with a brain disorder, second dr. diagnosed with dementia and third time with alzhimers and that one later changed to unknown. We are ready for another try, the first diagnoses was about sin and a half years ago. How expensive is your diagnosis? Does our ins pay? Thanks for any help….

    • admin on June 19, 2019 at 1:04 am


      Sorry to hear you have not been able to find any answers. Much to talk about here, so best to call the office at 828.708.5274 to schedule a free consult with the Dr. to see what options you may have and how we may be able to help. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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