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Cherry Hill Pediatrics

Concussion & ImPACT™ Testing

The ImPACT™ Test for Concussion


ImPact™ (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is a computerized test for children 10 and older who have sustained a concussion. It measures subtle changes in brain function, allowing us to evaluate concussion effects as well as track recovery. By comparing baseline (pre-injury) and post-injury test results, ImPACT™ can help determine the severity of a concussion and be a useful tool in determining return to play.

While any child would benefit from baseline ImPact™ testing, it is especially helpful for those involved in sports who may have a higher risk of traumatic brain injury. We are pleased to offer baseline ImPact™ testing as well as post-concussion treatment with our physicians, as our office is a Credentialed ImPact Consultant™ (CIC). If your child suffers a concussion and has never had a baseline test, we can still use the ImPact™ test and compare it to normative data.

If you child has suffered a head injury, it is vital to rest him or her from both sports and academics until they can be evaluated. We offer same day and next day appointments for concussion evaluation.

Symptoms of Concussion include:
 
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Balance problems
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Fatigue/drowsiness
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
   
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty remembering
  • Visual problems
  • Feeling slowed down or “in a fog”
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Irritability/sadness
  • Anxiety
  • More emotional

To schedule a baseline ImPact™ test or for concussion care, call our office to schedule an appointment.
600 W. Marlton Pike
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
 

856-428-5020


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