ImPact Concussion Testing

August 9, 2022

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Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital  Rural Health Clinic conducts baseline concussion testing

In recent years, there has been a significant amount of research performed concerning sports-related concussions in high school student-athletes.  Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital is committed to the health and safety of the student-athletes, and has partnered with Manistique Area Schools and St. Francis de Sales PTO.  This partnership will allow Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital to provide an optional ImPact test for our students at no cost.

ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is a research-based software tool utilized to evaluate recovery after a concussion is suspected.  ImPACT is currently being utilized by many professional, collegiate, and high school sports programs throughout the country.  The exam is used to properly diagnose and manage concussions.

The test is non-invasive computerized exam which is set up and a video game format.  The test takes approximately 25 minutes to complete.  It tracks information such as memory, reaction time, speed, and concentration.  Essentially the ImPACT test is a preseason physical of the brain, it is not an IQ test.

Manistique students, aged 12-19, will be offered a baseline exam during the school day as follows.


Manistique Area Schools

Time: During Seminar Hours – 11:30am-1:30pm

Dates: September 12, 13, 14 & 15th

St. Francis de Sales School

Date: September 21st


If a concussion is suspected at any time, the student will then retake the test.  Both the baseline test and the post injury test data will be evaluated by the student’s Healthcare Provider of choice or our ImPACT team.  Through this process these healthcare professionals will determine when return to play is appropriate and safe for the injured student.

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital and the local schools are continually striving to keep your student’s health and safety at the forefront of any athletic experience.  All students must have a completed permission slip and have appropriate signatures before any ImPACT testing can be performed.  ImPACT testing will be provided every year.

Download the ImPACT Permission Slip

Manistique Area Schools – 2022 Permission Slip

St. Francis de Sales School – 2022 Permission Slip

Please return the completed slips to the school offices.


What is a Concussion?

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•A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that results in temporary loss of normal brain function.
•Bump, blow, jolt to head
•Hit to body causing head and brain to move rapidly back and forth


What is ImPACT Testing?

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•ImPACT stands for-Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing
•It is an online test given in a controlled environment.
•There are two parts to the test:
•baseline testing (everyone gets this)
•post-injury testing (if you have a head injury)
•The baseline testing is recommended to be completed every year
•The post-injury testing is used to decide when a student can safely return to play
•Repeat testing may be needed after a head injury to ensure at least an improvement to 80% of the baseline test

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