ImPACT ® stands for Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing. This test is the most widely used and validated computerized concussion evaluation system in the medical industry, particularly in Sports Medicine.
If you or a loved one receives a possible concussion, don’t wait to seek help. Concussions are a serious and sometimes life-threatening injury that are commonly seen in young athletes playing sports such as football.
A concussion occurs when brute force is applied to the head resulting in a traumatic brain injury. Some symptoms of a concussion include loss of consciousness and confusion; however there are often times no symptoms appear from a concussion.
Many persons who receive a concussion don’t realize they have one. This is because they concussions are rarely accompanied by a bruise, scrape, or bump.
An ignored concussion can have drastic consequences, which is why it is best to seek immediate care and understand ImPACT.
Dr. Erickson-Adams of The Bone & Joint Center is specially trained as an ImPACT physician and has the expertise and state-of-the-art neurocognitive assessment tools and services. Contact Dr. Erickson-Adams for consultation of you or a loved one.