Concussion Information

Concussion Information

ImPACT Testing

Monroe Clinic's Sports Medicine team also conducts ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) testing. ImPACT is a computer-based testing program that is designed to manage sports-related concussions and recovery.

ImPACT is completed in approximately 45 minutes, and reviews:

  • Health history
  • Current symptoms
  • Neuropsychological data
  • Total attention span
  • Working memory capabilities
  • Response inconsistencies
  • Non-verbal problem solving skills
  • Reaction times

Implementing baseline and neurocognitive tests help assess the patient’s condition and track the path to recovery. A baseline test should be administered by an athletic trainer, school nurse, or team doctor. ImPACT must be analyzed by a professional trained in concussion management who uses the information to decide when it is safe to return to play.

For more information about ImPACT, call Monroe Clinic's Sports Medicine team or visit the ImPACT website.

 

Concussion Clinic

A concussion is a serious sports injury. If your student athlete has suffered a concussion, we invite you to take advantage of our Concussion Clinic, This service is offered by Dr. Joshua Morrison, a neurologist at Monroe Clinic. Concussion Clinic is held every Monday starting at 4 p.m. This offers a great opportunity for you to meet with our physician and have your student athlete evaluated before being cleared for play.

To learn more about concussion clinic or to schedule an appointment please call:

            Monroe Clinic Sports Medicine:  608-325-PLAY (7529)

            Monroe Clinic Neurology: 608-324-2148

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