What is ImPACT Testing?

ImPACT® stands for Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing. ImPACT is an objective tool to support trained healthcare providers in making sound decisions regarding a patient’s ability to return to an activity following concussions. It is a computerized test that measures memory, attention span, and visual and verbal problem-solving. ImPACT has two primary uses: before the onset of an activity, a baseline test is conducted to measure the athlete’s performance baseline. In the event of an injury, a post-injury test is administered and compared to the baseline and/or normative data scores.

WHY USE ImPACT TESTING?

Neurocognitive testing is the “cornerstone” of modern concussion management. It gives healthcare providers objective data to evaluate a patient’s post-injury condition and aids in tracking recovery for safe return to activity.

WHO IS CURRENTLY USING ImPACT TESTING?

Thousands of high schools, colleges, and universities, thousands of clinical centers, hundred of Credentialed ImPACT Consultants, hundreds of professional teams, and select military units choose ImPACT to assist in the management of concussion. Since 2002, ImPACT has served tens of millions of individual test-takers.

WHAT ImPACT TESTING IS NOT:

  • A diagnostic test. ImPACT is one tool that can be used by medical professionals to help measure an individual’s recovery from a concussion.
  • A one-step solution to concussions.
  • A preventative tool. Nothing can truly prevent concussions.
  • A substitute for medical treatment or management.
  • A replacement for a cat scan, MRI, or other medical technology.
  • A home-based test. It should always be administered by a trained healthcare provider.

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