ImPACT Concussion Screening
HELPING PARENTS, COACHES, AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS DETERMINE WHEN IT IS SAFE FOR THEIR ATHLETE TO RETURN TO SPORT.
If it is the gold-standard for the NFL, MLB, NHL, and the US Military, shouldn't it be the standard for our local student athletes?
As a community outreach program, PRO-PT has partnered with our local high schools to bring ImPACT®, the only FDA approved baseline and post injury concussion testing to our local high school athletes to assist the area medical providers in determining an athletes safe return to play in their designated sport. We test more than 1500 athletes per year at no charge to the school or the student athletes.
ImPACT® (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is America's most widely used, and independently validated and researched neurocognitive evaluation system. Founded by Dr.'s Joseph Maroon, Mark Lovell and Michael "Micky" Collins, this comprehensive approach is the standard adopted across the NFL, NHL, Major League Baseball, college and high school athletics. ImPACT® follows a traditional, medically based program involving clinics, hospitals, certified athletic trainers, doctors and other medical professionals trained in concussion evaluation and management.
ImPACT® begins with a 20-minute baseline test that is administered pre-season. If a concussion is suspected later, a post-injury test is administered by trained clinicians to assess the possible after-effects. The program evaluates multiple aspects of brain function including memory, processing speed, reaction time and post-concussive symptoms, assisting doctors in making return-to-play decisions and potentially reducing the possibility of long-term neurological effects.
For more information on ImPACT®, please visit their website: www.impacttest.com