ImPACT Concussion Management Program
ImPACT is regarded as one of the best approaches to concussion management. The UVMC Center for Sports Medicine is proud to be one of the few clinics in the Dayton area to offer this worthwhile program.
ImPACT is a software tool that allows physicians and athletic trainers to objectively evaluate an athlete who has sustained a concussion. Through ImPACT, athletes are cleared to return to their sports once their test results indicate it is safe.
Teams can receive pre-season/pre-concussion tests in the UVMC computer lab, or individually at the UVMC Center for Sports Medicine. When an athlete sustains a concussion, the post-concussion tests are given within 24 to 72 hours and every three-to-five days after until the test results indicate it is safe for the athlete to return to play. A board-certified sports medicine physician at UVMC’s Hyatt Center performs the testing and interpretation. If pre-season testing has not been performed on an athlete, the post-concussion test results can be compared to a national database.
The ImPACT test takes 20 minutes and measures multiple aspects of cognitive functioning, including memory, reaction time, and processing speed.
The ImPACT concussion management program is designed for any junior high, high school, or collegiate athlete. It is also being used on a national scale in more than 800+ high schools, 200+ universities, and with many professional baseball, hockey, and soccer teams.
For more information or to set up a pre-concussion test, please call UVMC Center for Sports Medicine at (937) 667-2614. Learn more about our ImPACT program.
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