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Concussion Care

Center for Concussion Care

Dr. Masterson and the Excela Health Sports Concussion Program are proud to be a credentialed ImPACT® Consultant and leader in sports concussion management. Drs. Bryan Lee and Andrew Schleihauf are also part of the Sports Concussion Program along with our orthopedic specialists, physician assistants, nurses and a sports nutritionist.

ImPACT

About our program:

To aid in the continued health and well-being of our youth, we offer a state of the art concussion program designed to not just provide the treatment of concussions, but to reduce the risk of concussion while keeping people active and involved. The focus of our Sports Concussion Program is to educate and assist athletes, parents and coaches in the proper identification and management of concussions. We utilize:

  • The ImPACT™ neurocognitive assessment tool
  • Force plate balance technology
  • Dynavision gross motor testing
  • RightEye Neuro Vision
  • Excela Health is the first in Pennsylvania to offer this set of tests to understand the severity of a patient's head trauma more clearly and assess recovery better.
  • Comprehensive management services to allow our specially trained medical staff to guide the recovery of the concussed individual, providing a safe return to play and protecting the future of our young athletes.

Baseline Impact Testing:

Because All Concussions Are Serious Every student athlete should have a Baseline Impact™ Test.

We recommend:

  • A baseline for students, ages 10 and older, who are involved in school or club sports.
  • Available through Excela Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
  • The 20 minute test measures verbal and visual memory, reaction time, visual motor speed and impulse control.

Schedule a Baseline ImPACT Test

Baseline ImPACT testing is an important tool in the prevention of concussive consequences for our youth. We now know that injury to a brain that has not fully recovered from prior concussive injury can prolong recovery, and possibly lead to devastating short term, or lingering long term issues.

Unfortunately there is no way to conclusively know when the brain is fully back to baseline, and return to play is safe. Having a baseline ImPACT neuro-cognitive test can aid in making the right decision.

Excela Health is offering baseline testing for kids 10-18 years of age in the office or via telehealth for $25 from dates June 7 to August 27, 2021. Kids age 5-9 can be tested in office for the same fee. Every test will be checked for validity by one of our experts, and results will be discussed with the athlete and/or parent.

ImPACT is not a stand alone test in determining concussion recovery or return to play. Excela Health has a comprehensive, state-of-the-art concussion evaluation and management program. Having a valid baseline ImPACT test is a first step in keeping our athletes safe. To schedule a baseline ImPACT test, call 724-689-1070.

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