Thursday, April 19, 2012

What is an athlete's most important part of the body? The brain, of course!

New Hampshire NeuroSpine Institute is educating athletes, athletic directors, and coaches throughout the state of NH by sending them ImPACT informational posters.  NHNSI is dedicated to concussion prevention and recovery with the ImPACT program.  NHNSI’s Dr. Adam Cugalj is a certified ImPACT consultant and will oversee concussion testing, diagnosis, and recovery for your team or individual athlete. Doctors at NHNSI see the importance of concussion prevention every day and take preventative measures and immediate action for all head injuries.

ImPACT is a 20 minute neurocognitive test that has been scientifically validated to measure the effects of a sports-related concussion.  The baseline testing that takes place at the beginning of a season helps to better detect a concussion in the event of contact. After being hit, the athlete will take the same test and the results are compared. 

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