Concussions

We are currently adding a new exciting program offering one of the foremost comprehensive Concussion Programs with ongoing current research available to our patients!

Have you/your child suffered from a concussion?

Steinbach Chiropractic Clinic has acquired a software tool called ImPACT (Immediate post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) to help us to deal with patients who think they may have suffered a concussion.

  • ImPACT is a computerized exam used in many professional (NFL, NHL, MLB, USA Olympic Team), collegiate, and high school sports programs across the country.
  • We have learnt that concussions are divided into 6 different types, instead of the old school of thought where a concussion is a concussion. Because of this, if we are able to determine what type of concussion the athlete has, we are now able to target our rehab certain areas and vastly reduce/eliminate post-concussion symptoms. Simple “rest and do nothing” is not an acceptable way to treat a concussion anymore.

What is ImPACT?

  • ImPACT is the most-widely used and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system.
  • This simple test is set up in a video-game type format and takes about 20 minutes to complete. It tracks information such as memory, reaction time, speed, and concentration.

Why use ImPACT?

  • Given the complexities of concussion management, it is important to manage concussions on an individualized basis and to implement baseline testing and/or post-injury neurocognitive testing whenever possible.
  • Help to objectively evaluate the concussed athlete’s post-injury condition and track recovery for safe return to play, thus preventing the cumulative effects of concussion.
  • Neurocognitive testing has been called the “cornerstone” of proper concussion management by an international panel of sports medicine experts.

How it works

  • If a concussion is suspected, the patient will be advised to take the test. The patient’s performance on the post-injury test will be compared to his/her performance on their baseline test (or if no baseline was taken then compared to the world-wide norms).
  • The test data will enable trained healthcare professionals to determine when return-to-activity is appropriate and safe for the injured child.
  • Along with the computerized test, we also do manual tests of the ocular and vestibular systems to increase our image of every individuals injury.
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