The Concussion Center At TOC
The Concussion Center at TOC provides methods for coaching staff and medical providers to coordinate care for concussions. The TOC Concussion team offers comprehensive patient care, education and research to serve people who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach to concussion management, our team aims to minimize the severity and recovery time of individual injuries. We are here to be your support.
The Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic Foundation is proud to partner with ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) which offers the only FDA approved tool available today for concussion management. It is a sophisticated, research-based computer test that provides for pre-season neurocognitive baseline testing and post injury testing of individual athletes.
ImPACT is the first, most-widely used, and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system. All the major professional sports teams, 3,000+ high schools, 1,000+ colleges and universities, and military groups use ImPACT testing.
Developed in the early 1990’s at the University of Pittsburgh by Dr. Mark Lovell, Dr. Joseph Maroon and Dr. Micky Collins. ImPACT is a 20-minute test that has become a standard tool used to manage the recovery process for high school, college and professional athletes.
The Concussion Clinic at TOC provides:
- Baseline and post-injury ImPACT neurocognitive testing
- Vestibular Ocular Motor Screening
- Evaluation and diagnosis by a concussion fellowship trained neuropsychologist
- Individualized interdisciplinary treatment plans and follow-up care
- Enrollment of individuals, schools and groups in the ImPACT software program, which maintains a secure database of baseline and post-injury test results
- Education programs and on-going support for coaches, athletic trainers and personnel at local schools
- Safe and progressive assistance with return to play and academic decisions*
- Seminars for parent and family member groups
*Florida High School Athletic Association guidelines for Post Head Injury/Concussion Initial Return to Participation will be followed for any student athlete that has sustained a sports-related concussion.