Recognize, remove, report, refer, rest and rehabilitation
Every year, dozens of area middle school, high school and college athletes experience this type of injury. Not all concussions show the classic symptoms of confusion, loss of balance or unconsciousness.
Even when it’s mild, a concussion can require medical attention to prevent further problems.
How we help
Our providers are dedicated to preventing, diagnosing and treating concussions. Our concussion management program features a number of specialists and ImPACT-certified providers who work together to help concussion patients recover from their injury.
Our sports medicine doctors use ImPACT, a computer-based testing program, to manage sports-related concussions. The ImPACT test assesses areas such as verbal memory, visual memory, reaction time and processing ability.
Community outreach and baseline testing
Because our mission is to reduce regional trauma-related death and disability, we are committed to injury prevention and education, including in local athletes.
We use ImPACT to create a baseline test for these athletes. Their health history, symptoms and neuropsychological data are recorded. If they experience a head injury during their sports career, our doctors can compare pre-injury and post-injury test results to decide when it’s safe to return to play.