ImPACT Applications and Mercy Sports Medicine Implement Comprehensive Concussion Management Services and Training Program
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.”
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.