ImPACT Applications and The Rothman Institute Establish Comprehensive Concussion Management Program
The partnership includes a global contract for ImPACT's baseline and post-injury testing. In addition, Athletic Trainers at Rothman Institute will receive specialized training in ImPACT neurocognitive baseline and post-injury test administration and the implementation of ImPACT's Concussion Management Model. At the completion of the training, the Athletic Trainers will become credentialed ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainers (ITATs).
"We believe that baseline and post-injury testing as well as specialized training in using ImPACT are necessary to treat our student athletes to assure their safe return to learn and return to play," said Rob Franks, D.O., Medical Director of the Rothman Sports Concussion Institute.
The Rothman Institute is home to the official Orthopaedic Physicians of the Philadelphia Phillies, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Philadelphia Flyers and the USA Olympic Women's Gymnastic Team. It also provides athletic training services to dozens of area colleges and high schools.
"ImPACT is delighted to implement our ITAT program at the Rothman Institute," said Michael Wahlster, chief executive officer of ImPACT Applications. "With the additional training their experienced athletic trainers will receive, they further will improve concussion prevention, identification and treatment for the thousands of patients served by the Rothman Institute every year."
Developed by clinical experts who pioneered the field, ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is the most-widely used and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system. Currently, more than 10,000 medical professionals have been trained by ImPACT on concussion management. ImPACT is in use by the large majority of teams in MLB, NHL, NFL and MLS. More than 7,400+ high schools, 1,000+ colleges and universities, 900+ clinical centers, 200+ professional teams, select military units, Cirque du Soleil, and many other organizations around the globe use ImPACT. ImPACT Applications, Inc., provides tools such as the ImPACT Concussion Management Model to address the need for an accurate, medically accepted assessment system as part of an overall concussion management protocol. ImPACT is constantly updating products, services and industry-leading training programs by integrating new technologies, input from experts and users, and ongoing research on concussion rehabilitation methods.
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About Rothman Institute
Rothman Institute is a private orthopaedic practice dedicated to providing communities with high-quality, compassionate, and affordable musculoskeletal care that is grounded in evidence-based medicine, the results of which will exceed expectations. Rothman Institute orthopaedists treat patients at over 20 locations in the Philadelphia-region, including an orthopaedic urgent care clinic in Marlton, NJ.
With experts in orthopaedic sub-specialties including spine, hip and knee, foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow, hand and wrist, sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopaedic oncology and trauma, the Rothman Institute is internationally recognized for excellence in clinical treatment methods, research, education and technology.
Consistently recognized as national and regional "Top Docs," Rothman Institute is proud to be official team physicians for several professional, college and high school teams.
For more information about Rothman Institute please call 1-800-321-9999 or visit www.RothmanInstitute.com.
SOURCE ImPACT Applications, Inc.