SportsMed is a credentialed
SportsMed offers $15 baseline ImPACT tests to athletes ages 11-59. In case of a concussion, this baseline test provides the cognitive standard from which to measure an athlete's progress during the recovery and treatment of a concussion. The test should be re-taken every two years.
Our Program’s Mission
It is our Mission to support and assist the Yampa Valley Community and Northwest Colorado in understanding and proper management of concussions.
Services offered by the SportsMed Concussion Management Program
- Balance/vestibular assessment
- Community education
- Graded concussion symptoms scale
- ImPACT™ neurological testing
- Musclo-skeletal evaluation
- Neurological evaluation
- Sideline/on-field assistance
- Staged exertion tests to elicit symptoms
- Visual testing
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a concussion?
Concussion is a common injury defined as a direct or indirect force on the head that produces a disturbance in the normal metabolic function of the brain causing multiple symptoms: physical, cognitive, emotional, and sleep related dysfunctions.
What is concussion management?
The SportsMed Concussion Management Program (SCMP) is a community based approach to concussion management partnering with physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, coaches, school counselors, nurses, teachers and families. This coordinated effort allows for the best possible outcome for the athlete or individual and promotes a safe return to play or work. The focus of care is to provide education and concussion prevention, in addition to an individualized approach to concussion management.
What is an ImPACT™ test?
ImPACT™ (Immediate Post-concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is a computer based neurocognitive test battery that has been scientifically validated to measure the effects of sports related concussion. In the preseason, each athlete is given a baseline test. And, when a concussion is suspected, during the season, a follow-up test is administered to see if the results have changed from the baseline. This comparison helps to diagnose and manage the concussion.
Call for additional information or an appointment: 970-871-2370
ImPACT™ test downloadable forms: