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Baseline and Concussion (imPACT) Testing Done in Our Office!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

What is Concussion (imPACT) Testing?

Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) is a computer-based test that objectively measures the function of the brain. Measuring attention, memory, processing speed and reaction time helps our certified imPACT clinicians determine when it’s safe to play.

Who should have the test and when?

All athletes 12 years old and older should take a diagnostic imPACT test during the preseason. With information about “baseline” brain function on record, your treating physician will have measurements to use for comparison and analysis should you suffer a concussion during the season. Whether an athlete has taken a pre-season baseline test or not, medical attention for a concussion is ALWAYS needed.
Northpoint offers baseline concussion testing for children 12 years and up that do not have access to testing through their local school district.  The test fee is $20 and is not billable to insurance.  
To schedule a Baseline imPACT test call us at 621-9000.

How is a concussion treated?

An athlete who is diagnosed with a concussion is not allowed to participate in practice or games. Other mental and physical activity is often limited. The athlete may not resume sports activity until a physician trained in the treatment of sports concussions confirms symptoms have resolved, and the baseline test has returned to normal. Depending on the severity of the concussion, your activities may need to be resumed gradually. Northpoint does imPACT testing in our office.  
To schedule a Post Concussion imPACT test call us at 621-9000.

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Where can I find more information on concussion management?

INDIANA ATHLETES CONCUSSION ALLIANCE Where to get  other information.

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