Concussion Testing & Awareness

Overview

  • MoGo Sport is dedicated to raising awareness about the severity of concussions and the proper steps athletes can take to prevent further injury.

Facts

  • Between 1.4 and 3.6 million sports and recreation-related concussions occur each year, with the majority happening at the high school level.
                                                                                                                                                                           Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Because many mild concussions go undiagnosed and unreported, it is difficult to estimate the rate of concussion in any sport, but studies estimate that at least 10 to 20 percent of all athletes involved in contact sports have a concussion each season.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Source: UPMC Center for Sports Medicine

  • Much of the recently published research includes data proving the usefulness of objective neurocognitive testing, such as ImPACT™, as part of the comprehensive clinical evaluation to determine recovery following concussion. 

  • Recent international sports injury management guidelines have emphasized player symptoms and neuropsychological test results as “cornerstones” of the evaluation and management process.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Source: UPMC Center for Sports Medicine

What is ImPACT™ Testing?

  • ImPACT™ (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) was created to monitor injury effects and recovery and assist with decisions regarding return-to-play.
  • ImPACT is the most widely used computerized neurocognitive test battery that evaluates cognitive functions such as memory, information processing speed and reaction time, as well as symptom levels, all of which can be affected by concussion.
  • Athletes can complete the test on a laptop or desktop computer within about 30 minutes.

 

Interested in Taking the Baseline Test?

  • Contact your Athletic Trainer, Physician, Nurse, Neuropsychologist, Sports Medicine Clinician, Psychologist, Coach, or Athletic Director for further information on the ImPact Test or visit the ImPact website by clicking the icon below.

 

ImPact Baseline Testing