One of the things that we are going to focus on for sure is getting schools and parents and kids involved with ImPACT Testing. We will expand more about what that is later on but for now read this article about how ImPACT is having a huge effect on one local community!
“We’ve had IMPACT for 2 years – “IMPACT” for us has given our athletic trainer a great baseline to go by with any suspicion of a concussion. He feels it has made a safer and more distinct environment for our players with regard to concussion prevention and treatment.’ … hope that helps others to understand how it helps. It is a great program.” Chris Casey; Head Football Coach; Aloha Warriors; Aloha, Oregon
Watch How One Medical School and ImPACT are making all the difference right here:
“An ImPact Baseline Concussion Test is routinely given to all Ridgewood High School athletes who participate in contact sports, Nicholaides said. Offering the same test to middle school students may be even more important, he said, because “these kids’ brains are still in the developmental stage, so they may be more susceptible to having difficulties after concussions, and possibly have worse concussions, and they may take longer to heal.”
The baseline test, Nicholaides said, “helps give a more definitive time in how long it will take to heal after a concussion.”
The program for middle school athletes lets them have an ImPact Baseline Concussion Test at RHS for a $25 fee. Coaches have been given information about the testing program, and the principals of both Ridgewood middle schools have expressed their support.
The first Baseline Concussion Testing was held last Saturday; all 70 time slots were quickly filled, Shippee said, “and my e-mail box has been swamped with requests.” Because of the overwhelming response, organizers have scheduled more testing dates at RHS: Tuesday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, April 17 at 9 and 10 a.m.
“So many parents have thanked me for putting this program together,” Shippee said.”
You Have to see this Film on ImPACT. Very Very Powerful!