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Head Injuries & IMPACT Testing

Mild Traumatic Brain injuries i.e. Concussion are becoming more and more common among adolescent athletes. These injuries can be difficult to treat and just as difficult to manage properly. The diagnosis and management of concussion is evolving and understanding of this condition has come leaps and bounds in the last ten years alone. Here at JDHS we are committed to offering our student athletes all of the proper resources to protect them from these injuries as well as provide the best management of these injuries when they occur.
As a result we will be requiring all athletes to take baseline neurocognitive testing each year that they participate in sports. This will provide the school, as well as treating physicians and neurologists with a starting point to gauge an athlete’s level of cerebral dysfunction in the event of a concussion. This will also aid professionals in determining when the brain has fully healed. Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPact) is a computerized test offered free of charge to all JDHS student athletes.

All students must complete the Head Injury Education, and IMPACT Consent and Release Form (found on FamilyID) as part of the Athletic Form Packet prior to their season. If you have not done so please print the enclosed form and submit it to the school nurse. All test results will be confidential and controlled by the JDHS Athletic Department.

To take the Impact test please following the below link for instructions:

Impact Test Administration Instructions

Educational Materials:
As mentioned above, understanding of concussions is evolving. Below you will find position statements from the National Athletic Trainers Association as well as from the 3rd International Conference on Concussion in Sport. These outline the current philosophy in treating and managing sports concussion. 

American Academy of Neurology:
Position Statement of Sports Concussion

Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport:
The 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport Held in Zurich, November 2012

National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement:
Management of Sport- Related Concussion ‘04

Local Concussion Care Providers:

Certified ImPact Consultants

Advocare, LLC, Concussion Diagnosis & Treatment Program
Advocare Pediatric Neurology Associates
25 Lindsley Dr, Ste 205, Morristown, New Jersey, 07960
Phone: (973) 993-8777

Atlantic Neuroscience Institute - Concussion Center
99 Beauvoir Ave.
Summit, New Jersey, 07901
Phone: (908) 522-6146

Professional Sports Medicine
370 Grand Avenue
Englewood, New Jersey, 07631
Phone: (201) 569-0010

Holy Name Hospital Sports Medicine
718 Teaneck Rd
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Phone: (201) 833-3909

ProCare Medical Associates
124 E Mount Pleasant Ave
Livingston, NJ 07039
Phone: (973) 535-8300

St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center
703 Main St
Paterson, NJ 07503
Phone: (973) 754-2416

Valley Hospital Sports Institute
223 North Van Dien Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Phone: (201) 447-8133

Matthew J. Morahan III
Health Assessment Center for Athletes, located at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center

200 South Orange Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-7913

Local Neurologists

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