It is important to manage concussions on an individualized basis and implement baseline testing and/or post injury neurocognitive testing. Recently, neurocognitive testing has been called the "cornerstone" of proper concussion management by an international panel of sports medicine experts. In aiming to prevent the cumulative effects of a concussion it is highly recommended to track baseline and/or post-injury neurocognitive testing. This type of assessment can help doctors as well as athletic trainers evaluate a concussed athlete’s post injury condition and help determine the readiness for a safe return to play.
What type of neurocognitive functioning does the ImPACT Test measure?
Non verbal problem solving
The most widely used computer-based program in the world that is effectively implemented across high school, collegiate and professional levels of sports participation is the ImPACT Test.
What are the main features of the ImPACT Test?
The ImPACT Test measures the player’s symptoms
The ImPACT Test measures verbal and visual memory, processing speed and reaction time
The ImPACT Test assists athletic trainers and doctors in making return to play decisions
The ImPACT Test provides reliable baseline test information
The ImPACT Test provides a comprehensive report of test results
The ImPACT Test automatically stores data form repeat testing
The ImPACT Test provides pre-post injury comparative analysis
The ImPACT Test can be administered to individuals as well as groups
Who can benefit from taking a baseline/post injury ImPACT Test?
Any athlete that participates in contact sports.
How is the ImPACT Test administered?
The ImPACT Test takes approximately 20 minutes to take. It is a computer based assessment in which the player answers a variety of questions & plays a variety of simple interactive computerized games.
Where can I take the ImPACT Test?
Individual baseline and post injury ImPACT Tests are offered by Lori Coda in her office located at 3 Hollyhock Lane, Suite 2A, Wilton, CT 06897. Please feel free to call 203-414-0834 to schedule an appointment.
Can it be arranged for an entire team to do an ImPACT Test?
Yes. If you have a team that is interested in doing ImPACT Testing Lori Coda will come to your site and administer the ImPACT Test to your athletes. There is a reduced rate for team ImPACT Testing. Please call 203-414-0834 or contact Lori Coda by email email@example.com for any further inquiries.