Impact Concussion Testing
ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is the gold standard of computerized concussion evaluation. ImPACT allows our team to establish a neurocognitive baseline so that, in the case of a concussion, we can objectively evaluate a concussed athlete’s post-injury condition and track recovery for safe return to play.
The ImPACT test evaluates brain function areas; memory, reaction time, processing speed and concentration. If a head injury occurs a second test is taken to compare to the pre-season test to determine the severity of the injury. From there, a sports medicine physician assesses signs and symptoms and gives a neurological exam to clear an athlete for return to active participation.
Advanced training in the use of ultrasound imaging allows primary care sports medicine specialists to perform joint and soft-tissue injections more accurately and with less patient discomfort. This precision is particularly useful for patients who are seeking treatment for small and/or very arthritic joints. Ultrasound can also help physicians quickly diagnose sports medicine injuries to bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles and cartilage.