Concussion, Sports Medicine
ImPACT testing can be used before and after a traumatic brain injury. Each test should be administered by a trained sports medicine specialist or athletic trainer. Upon completion of the test, a neuropsychologist interprets the scores. According to impacttest.com, the 25-minute test consists of six modules that measure;
When combined with a physical exam, the ImPACT test becomes part of the concussion management program. When ImPACT testing is completed before a concussion, it is used as a baseline.
If you or your child has a head injury, a sports medicine physician may use ImPACT testing to determine the severity of the injury.
According to participation standards and ImPACT test results and evaluations, an injured athlete will not be able to return to play until he or she meets the criteria to begin a step-wise progression back to full activity.
If you are diagnosed with a concussion, you will be given a plan of care that is likely to include recommendations for:
The members of Bone & Joint’s concussion team will work together to provide safe and efficient management of concussions.
If you suspect a concussion injury, please call 800.445.6442 to make an appointment.
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