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What is ImPACT™?
The ImPACT™ system is a user-friendly web-based program which is designed to test multiple aspects of cognitive functioning like concentration, memory and reaction time. The test can be a useful component of a comprehensive clinical examination. Clinical evaluation by a sports medicine professional familiar with concussion is imperative. ImPACT testing is appropriate for athletes ages 12 and up.
What is C3 Logix?
C3 Logix system is an iPad-based comprehensive assessment of cognitive function, balance and vision. The test can be a useful component of a comprehensive clinical examination. Clinical evaluation by a sports medicine professional familiar with concussion is imperative.
Safe Sports Network offers a comprehensive concussion management program. We use multiple tools to assess concussion. These tools include clinical evaluation and computerized testing. Computerized testing can be an important tool because it can provide objective information about the injury. We currently offer ImPACT™ testing for schools and leagues enrolled with ImPACT™. We also offer C3 Logix testing to all athletes (regardless of whether the entire league participates). C3 Logix testing is appropriate for athletes ages 10 and up though some portions of the test can be given to 9-year-olds. ImPACT testing is appropriate for athletes ages 12 and up.
Who takes baseline tests?
Usually, ImPACT™ or C3 Logix testing is required for contact sport athletes. Athletes take the baseline test before beginning practice (similar to the requirement for annual physicals). Generally a new baseline test will be administered every two years. At the high school level, incoming freshmen and juniors will be tested each year. Transfers and new athletes in all grades will be tested as they arrive. Please Click Here for information about enrolling your youth league in Safe Sports youth concussion management program.
Usually, sports to be tested include:
Email Dawn Belmore at Dawn@nhmi.net to arrange testing
What ImPACT™/C3 Logix is NOT!
These tests are not diagnostic. That is, test results do not rule in or out the concussion diagnosis. The tests cannot be used to determine appropriateness of school attendance or activities. The tests are for the express purpose of safely returning athletes to sports. The tests are not perfect. Test results can be affected by many outside factors. (For example, illness, sleep deprivation, distractions in the testing environment.)
Computerized tests can be a useful component of a comprehensive clinical examination.