Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing
The Christina School District is working diligently to ensure the health and safety of our student athletes. Therefore, all athletes will participate in concussion baseline testing via ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing). This service will be provided through our medical partner, ATI Physical Therapy.
Baseline concussion tests are used to assess an athlete’s balance and brain function (including learning and memory skills, ability to pay attention or concentrate, and how quickly he or she thinks and solves problems), as well as for the presence of any concussion symptoms.
Results from baseline tests (or pre-injury tests) can be used and compared to a similar exam conducted by a health care professional during the season if an athlete has a suspected concussion.
Comparing post-injury test results to baseline test results can assist health care professionals in identifying the effects of the injury and making more informed return to work, school and sport decisions.
Student athletes will not be able to participate in contact drills or contests until the ImPACT Testing Consent Form has been signed, submitted and the testing completed. For more information about ImPACT Testing please complete contact the Head Coach, Athletic Director, or Athletic Trainer.