ImPACT Program (Concussion Testing for Athletes)
TIME OUT! Keeping Student Athletes Safe
Hannibal Regional Hospital Rehabilitation Services is pleased to offer ImPACT assessments for student athletes to help determine readiness to return to sports practice and play following a concussion.
The health of student athletes has been a newsworthy topic in recent weeks as both Missouri and Illinois joined 26 other states in adopting concussion laws to prevent students from returning to play after a concussion unless they have medical clearance.
Repeated concussions – without allowing time for the student athlete’s brain and body to heal- has been shown to lead to cognitive impairment later in life. Sports are the second leading cause of brain injury among young adults 15-24 according to the CDC. The NFL and NHL both recommend more stringent policies for student athletes.
For more information regarding the ImPACT program available through HRH Rehabilitation Services, call 573-406-0576.