October 5, 2017
What is ImPACT?
Top Tier Sports Medicine ImPACT Program
OVERVIEW OF IMPACT:
ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is the most scientifically validated computerized neurocognitive test used by more than 7,400 high schools and 1,000 colleges and universities to help evaluate and manage suspected concussions. Since 2006, over 7.5 million individuals have taken the ImPACT test.
ImPACT comes in two forms:
1. BaselineTest–Administered by Top Tier Sports Medicine before the start of a sport season, school year, or other activity. Baseline scores are collected and stored on our HIPAA compliant server. ImPACT recommends re-administering the baseline test every two years.
2. Post-InjuryTest–Administered by Top Tier Sports Medicine when a concussion is suspected. Test results are compared to baseline scores and/or normative data scores as part of a healthcare provider’s assessment of the injury. Multiple post-injury tests may be given to an individual during treatment and rehabilitation.
Here’s How ImPACT Works:
25-minute computerized, online test for ages 12-59 Delivered via a secure web portal
Taken via a desktop computer (PC and Mac compatible) that has an internet connection and a mouse
- Administered in the presence of a physician, nurse, athletic trainer, athletic director, or coach (only a licensed healthcare provider can administer an ImPACT post-injury test)
- Results interpreted by a licensed healthcare provider What does ImPACT measure?The test tracks a persons symptoms and measures multiple aspects of cognitive functioning, including attention span, working memory, sustained and selective attention time, non-verbal problem solving, and reaction time.
Top Tier Sports Medicine is the only clinic in Brevard county with ImPACT certified physical therapists and affiliations with ImPACT certified physicians. Top Tier Sports Medicine can handle all the testing as well as the rehab to return the athlete to school and sport.
Investing in ImPACT testing demonstrates the county’s vision to provide the best protect from neurological injury. Come see us at Top Tier Sports Medicine and ImPACT can help you!
Top Tier Sports Medicine has 2 locations in Melbourne, FLorida. Our Suntree Clinic: 6300 N Wickham Road, Suite 133B, Melbourne, FL 32940 (321)421-7117 and Peoples Clinic:494 S Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901 (321)610-7978. Official rehabilitation affiliate providers for the LPGA
We look forward to working with you!