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Every year, millions of people suffer from concussions caused by sports or recreational activities. Many children, teens and young adults return to activities much too quickly and, as a result, may suffer long-term damage, and even disability. The goal of Cook Children's ImPACT® program is to manage your child's concussion so that they can fully heal and return safely to their sports and recreation activities.
If your child is active in sports, chances are pretty good that he or she may experience a concussion at some point. In most cases, a concussion is mild and will heal quickly. But a concussion may also cause serious and sometimes long-term effects. Fortunately, our ImPACT team is here to help. And while we can't prevent concussions, the advanced technology behind ImPACT gives us the tools to better diagnose and treat them than ever before.
The first line of defense is baseline testing. This allows us to have a record of your child's healthy brain function. Should a head injury occur, we can use the baseline to determine the extent of the injury. This allows us to create a plan of care that is designed to focus on the needs of only one child ... yours
Even if your child hasn't had a baseline test, using sophisticated ImPACT diagnostic tools, we can accurately measure changes in your child's brain functioning after a head injury, that otherwise might be easily missed. This enables us to provide a treatment plan that is designed to manage your child's concussion from diagnosis through safe return to their activities.
Based on your child's diagnosis, we will customize a step-by-step plan to help your child recover safely and return to school and play. Each child's treatment plan is different. In some cases a child may need physical or cognitive therapy or neuropsychological evaluation.
Your child's treatment will include a step-by-step plan for returning to school. The plan will be paced to fit your child's recovery needs.
We will create a step-by-step plan to ensure the safest possible recovery. Your child's plan may include:
A personalized step-by-step plan for returning to play is created and paced to fit your child's needs. For a child with a severe concussion, ImPACT provides computerized neurocognitive assessment tools so we can monitor your child's recovery every step of the way, and determine your child's ability to return to the playing field.
More and more schools, sports leagues and organizations require that students and young athletes must be evaluated and cleared by a doctor before returning to play.
Even if your child's school or sports organization doesn't require medical clearance after a concussion, the risk of re-injury is high if the brain hasn't completely healed – and the risk of long-term damage and disability is higher as well.
Used by a majority of the world's leading sports authorities, ImPACT is the most widely recognized science-based concussion and evaluation programs available today. A select group of doctors at Cook Children's have undergone and completed rigorous training to earn their credentials. With 26 credentialed doctors in 9 locations, Cook Children's ImPACT program is here for you and your child, when and where you need us.
Cook Children's ImPACT team works closely with athletes, families, schools, sports and community organizations and health care professionals to create awareness of improved management and care for concussions.
If your child has been diagnosed, you probably have lots of questions. We can help. If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-885-4405.