PITTSBURGH, July 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ImPACT Applications, Inc., developer of the ImPACT® test and ImPACT Concussion Management Model, is proud to announce that Mercy Sports Medicine, a division of Mercy, will administer ImPACT baseline and post-injury testing at 100 Ohio and Michigan locations.
In addition, Athletic Trainers at Mercy Sports Medicine will receive specialized training in ImPACT neurocognitive baseline and post-injury test administration and the implementation of ImPACT's Concussion Management Model. At the completion of the training, the Athletic Trainers will become credentialed ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainers (ITATs).
"ImPACT is excited to provide our baseline and training services to Mercy Sports Medicine facilities," said Michael Wahlster, chief executive officer of ImPACT Applications. "Our ITAT program will provide Mercy's experienced Athletic Trainers with further education on concussion awareness, identification and treatment as well as continuing education credits."
"Mercy Sports Systems hope to test approximately 20,000 athletes before the 2015 fall sports season," said Dr. Burton Rogers, Jr., EDD, MBA, ATC, PTA, Regional Administrative Director for Mercy Sports Medicine. "The ImPACT system will be included in an already comprehensive return-to-play protocol which puts us in line with the latest empirical evidence and Ohio House Bill 143."
Developed by clinical experts who pioneered the field, ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is the most-widely used and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system. Currently, more than 10,000 medical professionals have been trained by ImPACT on concussion management. ImPACT is in use by the large majority of teams in MLB, NHL, NFL and MLS. More than 7,400+ high schools, 1,000+ colleges and universities, 900+ clinical centers, 200+ professional teams, select military units, Cirque du Soleil, and many other organizations around the globe use ImPACT. ImPACT Applications, Inc., provides tools such as the ImPACT Concussion Management Model to address the need for an accurate, medically accepted assessment system as part of an overall concussion management protocol. ImPACT is constantly updating products, services and industry-leading training programs by integrating new technologies, input from experts and users, and ongoing research on concussion rehabilitation methods. For more information, visit www.impacttest.com
Mercy Sports Medicine, a Division of Mercy Health, is a collaboration among multiple physician providers and advanced care givers. It is contractually tied to 23 school districts, being responsible for 48 schools in Northwest Ohio and Southern Michigan, Northwest Ohio Rugby, Catholic Youth Organization Football and Soccer Coverage, Small College Summer World Series, University of Toledo Club Hockey, Sylvania Recreational District 5th and 6th grade tackle football, Northwest Ohio Rugby, Northwest Ohio Football All Star Game, Black Swamp Lacrosse and Owens Community College.
SOURCE ImPACT Applications, Inc.