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Ensuring Your Safety in Sports: The Importance of imPACT Testing

Hi, I’m Dr. Randi Case from Morris Spine & Sport, and I’m excited to introduce a critical service that can enhance your safety and well-being in sports: imPACT testing. This innovative test can provide you with a baseline of your brain’s activity, helping you stay informed and protected during your athletic endeavors.

Understanding imPACT Testing

Impact testing is especially valuable as we transition from summer into our regular sports routines. It serves as a reliable tool to establish a baseline for your normal, non-concussed brain activity. So, what does this test encompass?

Verbal and Visual Memory: Impact testing evaluates your verbal and visual memory, essential components of cognitive function. Changes in these areas can indicate brain injury or concussion.

Brain Processing Speed: Your brain’s processing speed is another critical aspect assessed by this test. A slower processing speed may signify underlying issues that require attention.

Reaction Time: Quick reactions are vital in sports. The test measures your reaction time, helping identify delays that may be related to a concussion or trauma.

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The Benefits of imPACT Testing

The primary advantage of imPACT testing is that it equips healthcare professionals and patients with an objective measurement of brain function. In the event of a trauma or concussion, this baseline data becomes invaluable in guiding treatment and recovery strategies.

Having a clear understanding of your cognitive abilities makes it easier to make your decisions to return to play, return to school, or other activities.

How imPACT Testing Works

Morris Spine & Sport offers flexibility in taking the imPACT test. You can choose to receive the test via email, allowing you to complete it in the comfort of your own home in about 20 minutes. Alternatively, you can visit the office for an in-person assessment. The convenience of at-home testing enables a broader range of individuals to access this crucial service.

Your safety in sports and other physical activities is a top priority, and imPACT testing is an essential step in achieving this. At Morris Spine & Sport, we’re dedicated to providing you with the tools you need to objectively measure your cognitive function. This information empowers you to make informed decisions about your return to play or other activities, which may help reduce the risk of exacerbating injuries.

If you’re interested in getting this baseline testing done, don’t hesitate to reach out to Morris Spine & Sport. You can call us at (973) 285-0888 or book online using our website.

Take the first step towards ensuring your safety and well-being in sports by getting an impact test today. Your brain health matters, and this service is here to help you protect it.


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