According to the CDC, as many as 3.8 million sports-related concussions occur each year in the United States. Although the majority of these athletes will recover quickly, others may experience physical, cognitive and neurobehavioral difficulties. Lisa Carpenter, RPT and director of the Concussion Management Program at Centerpoint Medical Center and Overland Park Regional Medical Center, says ImPACT testing, which is used by the NFL, MLB and NHL, can be helpful in assessing an athlete’s recovery by providing a pre-injury baseline of cognitive functions such as memory, focus and concentration.

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