Pre-Concussion Baseline Testing

  • Teens at Benson High School are tested prior to 7th and 10th grade with ImPACT (Immediate Post-concussion Assessment & Cognitive Testing) a scientifically validated computerized concussion examination. The pre-season testing establishes baseline information, which is utilized following concussion to assess cerebral damage and aides in guiding the recovery process.

Post-Concussion Syndrome

  • This disorder follows a concussion and results in symptoms that can last for weeks following a concussion. The symptoms can include dizziness, light and sound sensitivity, nausea, headache and/or blurred vision. Additional less obvious symptoms can involve altered personality, difficulty concentrating and frustration.
  • Concussion Rehabilitation utilizes ImPACT test results and evaluation information to determine the most appropriate course of action for returning the athlete to school and determines safety for returning to sport play. Rehabilitation therapy involves various balance, vision, and endurance activities while monitoring symptoms to ensure safety of activity levels. Proper progression during the rehabilitation process will speed up recovery and can help with reducing duration of symptoms.