The Mankato Clinic Foundation has developed a new initiative to help local schools increase their ability to recognize concussions and head injuries resulting from sports activities. Through this initiative, the Foundation has provided resources to all of the area schools to purchase ImPACT Concussion Management Software, which is a sophisticated research-based software tool developed to help sports-medicine clinicians evaluate recovery following concussion. ImPACT evaluates and documents multiple aspects of neurocognitive functioning including memory, brain processing speed, reaction time, post-concussive symptoms, and an injury documentation system. The Mankato Clinic Foundation has now made this software available to the Mankato Area Hockey Association at no cost.
All Peewee, 12U, Bantam and 15U players in MAHA will participate in ImPACT testing. Dates and details will be communicated through your team managers. Additional information on the ImPACT test can be found at www.impacttest.com