ImPACT® Concussion Testing

ImPACT® Concussion Testing is an exclusive, state-of-the-art, software-based neurocognitive assessment tool co-developed by UPMC concussion specialists.

ImPACT®, which stands for Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment & Cognitive Testing, is an objective tool to support trained clinicians in making return-to-activity decisions following concussions.

It is a 20-30 minute computerised test that measures brain functioning such as memory, attention span, visual and verbal problem solving, reaction time and impulse control.

It also records an inventory of concussion-related symptoms such as headache, dizziness and mental fogginess.

How A Baseline Test Can Help You

Take a Baseline Test

Right now, when you’re healthy. It only takes 20 minutes. The first step into the care of the UPMC Concussion Network.

Visit a Doctor

If you get a head injury & suspect you have a concussion. Your doctor will assess your symptoms & give appropriate protocol to follow. You may need specialised treatment.

Referral to the UPMC Concussion Network

A prompt consultation with UPMC Concussion Network experts will be scheduled for you to begin the management of your concussion injury. Get a personalised treatment and rehabilitation plan.

Complete Post-Injury Testing

UPMC Concussion experts can see how your brain function has changed from baseline. Post-injury testing assists trained experts to accurately diagnose your concussion, guide targeted treatment & monitor your progression between visits.

Get Custom Treatment

Get a personalised treatment plan to begin your recovery. The UPMC Concussion Network will provide you with best-in-class care & access to a growing network of trained clinicians and specialised physiotherapists.

Take a Baseline Test

Right now, when you’re healthy. It only takes 20 minutes. The first step into the care of the UPMC Concussion Network.

Visit a Doctor

If you get a head injury & suspect you have a concussion. Your doctor will assess your symptoms & give appropriate protocol to follow. You may need specialised treatment.

Referral to the UPMC Concussion Network

A prompt consultation with UPMC Concussion Network experts will be scheduled for you to begin the management of your concussion injury. Get a personalised treatment and rehabilitation plan.

Complete Post-injury Testing

UPMC Concussion experts can see how your brain function has changed from baseline. Post-injury testing assists trained experts to accurately diagnose your concussion, guide targeted treatment & monitor your progression between visits.

Get Custom Treatment

Get a personalised treatment plan to begin your recovery. The UPMC Concussion Network will provide you with best-in-class care & access to a growing network of trained clinicians and specialised physiotherapists.

Why Should You Take A Baseline Test?

We need to determine how you think under “normal” conditions before a concussion occurs. The baseline test does just that. Once the information is in your personal profile, your concussion treatment — should you ever need one — will be customised by our clinician based on your results.

In the event of a suspected concussion, you’ll be asked to repeat the test, and your post-injury data will be compared to your baseline test data to help determine the severity and effects of the injury. Once this has been decided, a custom course of treatment and rehabilitation will be created.

This unique treatment approach has been administered more than 16 million times since 2002 and used by most professional sports leagues, colleges and schools in the U.S. and Canada.

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