ImPACT Testing Find a Location Find a Doctor Sports Medicine Sports Medicine Athletic Training Athletic Trainer Tips Back On Track Aquatic Therapy Injury Clinics Heat Index Concussions ImPACT™ Testing Medical Motion On the Run with Stacey Resources FAQs ImPACT™ Testing at St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine At St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine, we pair computer-based ImPACT™ testing with objective balance assessment and traditional tests, when needed. Our state-of-the-art diagnostic tools combined with the expertise of our highly trained physicians help ensure more accurate diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of the region’s student athletes. Working with the area’s high schools and universities, we treated 400 new cases of concussion last year alone. What is ImPACT™ testing? ImPACT™ testing uses a computer to determine an athlete’s normal brain function. It measures the mental changes that occur when an athlete sustains a concussion. An ImPACT™ test measures variables several variables, including: Attention span Working memory Sustained attention span Selective attention span Response variability Non-verbal problem solving Reaction time ImPACT™ testing takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. The test can be administered as a baseline in the pre-season or as a way to help determine if a student athlete is ready to return to play after a concussion is diagnosed. Results from the test can be compared to the athlete’s pre-concussion baseline, if available, or against other athletes of the same gender and age through a national databank. The ImPACT™ Team at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Our ImPACT™ testing team includes: Dr. Michael Miller, Credentialed ImPACT™ Consultant Dr. Tyler Browning Dr. James Hahn All members of the team have received extensive training in the administration of ImPACT™ tests and interpretation of their results. With St. Elizabeth Healthcare, you can rest assured your student athlete is receiving the care he or she needs if concussion is diagnosed. Schedule an appointment today by calling (859) 301-5600. In The News The concussion program at our Sports Medicine Center was featured on WCPO-TV 9. Reporter Shannon Kettler interviewed Clinical Manager Scott Helton and Medical Director Dr. Miller. The objective is to raise awareness and education among athletes, coaches and parents about concussions and concussion-like symptoms. VIEW VIDEO ON WCPO.COM Our Community Partnerships St. Elizabeth Healthcare Sports Medicine has been serving the needs of Northern Kentucky’s student athletes since 1988. We began providing ImPACT™ testing in the summer of 2010. Since then, our community partnerships have increased to include: The region’s high schools Thomas More College Northern Kentucky University We take our commitment to the region’s student athletes seriously. ImPACT™ testing can help take the guesswork out of concussion management and provide the knowledge needed to move forward safely with diagnosis, treatment and a return-to-play timeframe.