According to the 4th International Conference of Concussion in Sport convened in Zurich, Switzerland 2012 “The application of neuropsychological testing in concussion has shown to be of clinical value and contributes significant information in concussion evaluation.”
ImPACT is often referred to as “the concussion test” however, the diagnosis of concussion is based on a thorough medical history and exam findings. ImPACT is a useful tool that can provide an objective assessment of the brain’s cognitive function and processing speed. The Sport Concussion Team at TRIA evaluates all aspects of recovery before return-to-play is allowed.
The ImPACT Baseline test is designed to provide an objective measure of cognitive functioning prior to a concussion. Memory, concentration and processing speeds are tested and assigned a baseline score. If the athlete later sustains a concussion, it is recommended they receive a post-injury ImPACT test within 72 hours. Results can be compared to baseline scores. This can aid the medical team in concussion management.
The ImPACT test takes about 30 minutes to complete
Cost is $20
To schedule an ImPACT Test contact the Sport Concussion Program Coordinator at 952-977-0467.
TRIA’s sport concussion team offers a variety of community education opportunities. Our experts offer periodic seminars at TRIA, but are also available to come out to your event to speak. We will tailor our education and events to meet your needs, whether it be for athletes, parents, coaches, community leaders, or other medical personnel.
For more information on our community education contact the Sport Concussion Program Coordinator at 952-977-0467.