Concussion Management: Baseline Test
Approximately 10 percent of all athletes involved in contact sportssuffer a brain injury or concussion each season. Although the majority of these athletes will recover quickly, others may experience physical, cognitive and neurobehavioral difficulties related to the injury.
Often times, it is difficult to determine when it is safe for an athlete to return to play. In the past, return-to-play decisions were made based on observation and player report of symptoms. However, it is now possible to determine return to play based on scientific guidelines using a neuropsychological assessment tool called ImPACTTM, in addition to neurological evaluation as necessary.
ImPACTTM evaluates an athlete's pre-concussive and post-concussive performance. This Web-based program is available at no cost to the York Young Revolution through our partnership with WellSpan Sports Medicine. WellSpan Health is a credentialed ImPACTTM provider. All YYR athletes are encouraged to take this baseline test.
Below are the instructions for testing:
Pre-Injury Assessment Baseline Testing: Getting Started
ImPACT testing typically takes between 45 to 60 minutes to complete.
The test should be administered in a quiet environment with no distractions such as noise, or interruptions to ensure best performance.
Before taking the test, be sure you are:
• well rested
• well hydrated
• comfortable and alert
Step 1: Go to www.wellspan.org/sportsmedicine
Step 2: Click on "Services"
Step 3: Select "Concussion Management" from the menu
Step 4: Select "Baseline Testing: Getting Started" from the links menu
Step 5: Look for your organization (York Young Revs) on the list and click on "York Young Revs "
Please email email@example.com for step 6(password) and step 7(code) to complete the test.
Please note: You will not receive a final score at the end of the test. Your baseline information will be stored for future reference should a concussion occur.