The Sports Medicine Program provides free ImPACT baseline concussion screenings for high school, middle school, youth and collegiate student-athletes in Boyceville, Colfax, Elmwood, Glenwood City and Menomonie.
ImPACT Baseline Testing Events
Young athletes are invited to a testing session to assess pre-concussion brain function. Participants must meet the following criteria:
Age 10 or older
Participate in a club or individual sport
Do not participate in free screenings through middle or high school sports
The athletic trainers (AT) administer tests that assess key functions affected by a concussion. This data serves as a comparison after a concussion to assist recovery.
If a student-athlete experiences a concussion during the season, he/she is retested in conjunction with a clinic examination by an ImPACT trained provider. These visits are billed to the patient or his/her insurance company.
ImPACT-trained providers compare post-concussion data to the baseline data to determine when it is safe for the student-athlete to return to activity. If no comparative data is available, the post-concussion data is compare to normative data.
This information helps physicians determine the student-athletes’ post-concussion neurocognitive status and when it is safe for the student-athlete to return to activity.
The Greater Menomonie Area Community Foundation - Funded baseline concussion screenings for local high school through 2012.
Internal Endowment Grant - Funds ImPACT concussion baseline testing and ImPACT education for providers in 2013. Allows free testing for youth and middle school student-athletes from the communities listed above as well as University of Wisconsin-Stout student-athletes. It also allows for continued support of high school student athletes.