ImPACT Concussion Assessment


Physical Therapist Kristin Christian completed a series of continuing education courses to become a Certified ImPACT credentialed physical therapist. Kristin works in our DeKalb Lincoln Highway location and is available to administer the ImPACT test and treatment as needed. The Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Test (ImPACT) is the most widely used computerized neurocognitive test for concussions. This test is completed to establish a baseline score of brain function for students at many local high schools including DeKalb, Sycamore and Genoa. The ImPACT test is also used post-injury to assist in assessment and diagnosis of concussion, to help establish an effective treatment plan, to measure progress following treatments, and to assure the athlete is ready to return to sport.

A concussion is a mild form of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by sudden or violent movement such as whiplash or a blow, jolt, or jarring to the head or neck. The most common causes of concussions are sports injuries, car, work and playground accidents, and falls. Physical therapists can evaluate and treat many concussion problems to help alleviate symptoms and restore health and the ability to return to regular activities.

For more information on ImPACT testing or to schedule an appointment with Kristin, please call us at 815.756.2369.

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