The advantages of a truly comprehensive concussion program

Newly published research questions the use of the computerized tool ImPACT in isolation for assessing concussion.

While ImPACT is useful for evaluating concussion overall, some parts of the rest can mistake normal controls as impaired almost half of the time.

This underscores the importance of using multiple assessments when evaluating concussion patients.

Another recent study shows that professional athletes are more likely to seek medical evaluation after sports concussion that university athletes.  Research published earlier this year already showed that high school athletes are least likely to be aware of the danger of concussions, and most likely to return to play too quickly.

All athletes referred to the Monmouth Neuroscience Concussion Center will get a truly comprehensive evaluation, including an evaluation by a neurologist, balance testing and the ImPACT test.

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