Scheduling an ImPACT Test
Attention Student-Athletes: You MUST sign up for a testing time
We require our football, soccer, hockey, alpine skiing, wrestling, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, and pole vault athletes to take a baseline test once during the school year. The Minnesota Youth Concussion Law states that all baseline concussion testing must be supervised by an athletic trainer.
Testing will be available before the beginning of each season of sports. Parents and students will be contacted via e-mail about when to sign up.
If a student did not take concussion testing this summer, and plans to participate in winter athletics, he needs to take the test on October 29, between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons Lab. No need to sign up - first come, first served. Contact trainer Melissa Haupt at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Suffered an Injury?
If a person is believed to have suffered a concussion or head injury, the exam is taken again and the data is compared to the baseline (initial) test. This information is then used as a tool to assist in determining the extent of the injury, monitoring recovery, and in making safe return to play decisions. If an injury of this nature occurs, please contact the Concussion Clinic regarding a post-injury test.
STA and Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists will hold the results of your ImPACT test in a confidential data bank. We can release the data from your test to a practitioner (doctor or neuropsychologist) at their request should you be seen for a head injury. The test results need to be interpreted by a practitioner familiar with ImPACT testing to help manage recover from a concussion injury and develop a plan for recovery.
If you believe you have suffered a concussion please the athletic trainer for evaluation and further instruction. In the event of a concussion the athlete and parent will be advised to schedule a post-concussion exam. This appointment can be made by calling (651) 683-1525. If you would like to use your primary clinic for a post-concussion ImPACT test please call the number above to have your baseline results faxed to the proper clinic.
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