After you’ve been injured in a Motor Vehicle or Work-Related accident, you’re probably wondering where your bodily pain and/or head & brain issues are coming from and what’s causing them. At KPA, we take pride in being able to provide thorough evaluations, testing, and diagnostics by providers who are experts in Motor Vehicle & Work-Related injury examinations, all without any out-of-pocket expenses.
ACUTE CONCUSSION EVALUATION (ACE) TEST
The majority of MVA victims have experienced a TBI. Therefore, as part of KPA’s standard of care, we administer the Acute Concussion Evaluation (ACE – Physician/Clinician Office Version) on every patient to confirm the suspicion of a traumatic brain injury/concussion. The ACE is an evidence-based tool that assists providers in the assessment and diagnosis of concussions and traumatic brain injuries. If the ACE test results reveal the patient likely has a TBI, we then administer the ImPACT test.
ImPACT® stands for Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing.
ImPACT is an objective tool to support trained healthcare providers in making sound return to activity decisions following concussions. It’s a computerized test that measures memory, attention span, visual and verbal problem solving. ImPACT has two primary uses: before the onset of an activity, a baseline test is conducted to measure the athlete’s performance baseline. In the event of an injury, a post-injury test is administered and compared to the baseline and/or normative data scores.
Neurocognitive testing is the “cornerstone” of modern concussion management. It gives healthcare providers objective data to evaluate a patient’s post-injury condition and aids in tracking recovery for safe return to activity.
Thousands of high schools, colleges, and universities, thousands of clinical centers, hundreds of Credentialed ImPACT Consultants, hundreds of professional teams, and select military units choose ImPACT to assist in the management of concussion. Since 2002, ImPACT has served tens of millions of individual test takers.
ImPACT is NOT:
- A diagnostic test. ImPACT is one tool that can be used by medical professionals to help measure an individual’s recovery from a concussion.
- A one step solution to concussions.
- A preventative tool. Nothing can truly prevent concussions.
- A substitute for medical treatment or management.
- A replacement for a cat scan, MRI or other medical technology.
If the results of the ImPACT test reveals that the patient most likely has at TBI, we always recommend that the patient receive Objective TBI Testing via MedTrak Diagnostics, or Neuropsychological Assessment.