Overview And Features
ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is the first, most widely used and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system available @ WEST-FIT PHYSIOTHERAPY & SPORTS INJURY
Developed in the early 1990;s by Drs. Mark Lovell and Joseph Maroon, ImPACT is a 20 minute test that has become a standard tool used in comprehensive clinical management of concussions for athletes of all ages. ImPACT Applications, Inc. was co-founded by Mark Lovelle, PhD, Joseph Maroon, MD and Michael (Mickey) Collins, PhD.
This test assists to manage concussions on an individualized basis via implementing baseline testing which allows for better decision-making post-concussion. THIS HELPS CUMULATIVE TRAUMA VIA RE-INJURY.
The ImPact Neurocognitive Test has been called the “cornerstone” of proper concussion management by an international panel of sports medicine experts
Given the inherent difficulties in concussion management, it is important to manage concussions on an individualized basis and to implement baseline testing and/or post-injury neurocognitive testing. This type of concussion assessment can help to objectively evaluate the concussed athlete’s post-injury condition and track recovery for safe return to play, thus preventing the cumulative effects of concussion. In fact, neurocognitive testing has recently been called the “cornerstone” of proper concussion management by an international panel of sports medicine experts.
ImPact Neurocognitive Test can be administered at Westfit Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic by a physiotherapists who have completed training in the administration of the test. Post-concussion care and the management of concussion should only be administered by a trained medical professional.
ImPact Neurocognitive Test assists doctors in making return-to-play decisions and should never be used a stand-alone tool.
ImPact Neurocognitive Test is utilized by:
Administration at West-Fit Physiotherapy:
All tests are stored in data-base and thus repeat testing can be monitored and past results can be used by family physician, sports physician, neurologist, etc.
The test is considered physiotherapy assessment by most third-party insurance companies.