Baseline Concussion Test for Student Athletes
If you've ever had a child who has experienced a concussion, you understand the concern about knowing when it's safe for your student athlete to get back in the game. Genesis Rehabilitation Services offers a baseline test for student athletes to help determine when student athletes can safely return to play after a concussion.
Establish a Baseline Score
Here's how it works. Before beginning practices, the student athletes take a 20-minute computer test to evaluate attention span, memory, problem solving and reaction time. The evaluation is called the ImPACT test (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing), and it provides a baseline score to help make objective comparisons about when the athlete can safely return to play. If your student athlete returns to play too soon and has a second concussion before the brain is healed, the injury could result in Second Impact Syndrome (SIS) and increased swelling in the brain.
How To Get Tested
Genesis Rehabilitation Services provides the tests at area schools. An agreement must be completed by the schools before beginning. If you’d like to find out how athletes at your school can be tested, have your athletic director or coach email Jenna Scholl-Roehrig at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Genesis Center for Outpatient Rehabilitation (COOR) at (740) 455-5151 or 877-455-5151.