Concussion Treatment with ImPACT Concussion Testing
ImPACT (immediate post-concussion assessment and cognitive testing) is a highly effective tool for evaluating and comparing a person’s neurocognitive state before and after a concussion occurs. A baseline test is required to establish a person’s normal cognitive state. Should a concussion be suspected, this test measures visual and verbal memory, reaction time and processing speed to help determine if an athlete can safely return to activity. The test takes about 20 minutes and provides a more definitive test for concussion than traditional methods.