In recent years, there has been a surge in the importance of preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion, especially in young athletes. It is vital for athletes, coaches and parents alike to know what a concussion is and the steps to treating it.
When there is the possibility of a concussion, always seek the advice of a health professional. That is where the specialists at Bone & Joint Center come in.
We are highly trained in concussion recognition and treatment, ensuring the patient receives proper diagnosis and expert care every step of the way before entering back into their normal activity.
As one of the only ImPACT-certified physicians in West Michigan, Dr. Courtney Erickson-Adams is the regional authority on concussions, and Impact is the first and only concussion-specific solution to be granted medical device clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Click here to read the press release.
What is ImPACT?
ImPACT or Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing is the most widely-use and scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system.
ImPACT-trained physicians are provided with state-of-the-art neurocognitive assessment tools and services, enabling more accurate decisions to safely return individuals to activity.
Because outward signs and symptoms of a concussion can vary depending on severity, precise concussion recognition is highly important, especially in young athletes.