McLeod Sports Medicine using ImPACT software for concussion patients: 4 thoughts

Written by Eric Oliver | August 24, 2016 | Print  |

McLeod Sports Medicine, of Florence, S.C., is taking a more proactive approach towards concussions by putting its patients through ImPACT software, WBTW reports

Here's what you should know.


1. ImPACT stands for Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing. It was developed by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and is used at all levels from high school to professional sports.


2. ImPACT evaluates multiple aspects of brain function to determine if a patient has suffered a concussion.


3. Through the use of the software, physicians are able to have a working baseline to compare patients against.


4. In addition to the ImPACT software, McLeod has several athletic trainers at high schools throughout Florida to assist with high school athletics.


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