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A sports-related

concussion could
sideline a
person’s life.

young
athletes...
...should not
be allowed to play
without first knowing
their normal, healthy
neuropsychological status

or
return to play without
knowing if their brain
injury has fully
recovered.

An independent testing organization trained in the use of the computerized


neuropsychological ImPACT™ Test for both baseline (pre-injury) and post-injury testing.
We conduct testing, starting with children age 11 (5th Grade) through high school.
Adult athletes and “weekend warriors” are also welcomed.
We provide office-based individual baseline testing, and group testing through our mobile testing facilities.
We affiliate with doctors who are certified by ImPACT™ and will provide testing information to them upon request.
Our programs include: the aforementioned ImPACT™ baseline and post-injury testing, concussion-injury education
and information about the proper management of concussions, including safe return to play decisions for athletes.

7119 E. Shea Boulevard. Suite 109, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 • 480.710.5508 • www.AZSportsConcussion.com


what is a
In other words, following a
concussion? concussion there is a temporary
disruption of energy utilization in
the brain that does not appear
to produce permanent injury in
a concussion produces the vast majority of cases. How-
metabolic injury ever, research also suggests
that repeated injury, particularly
rather than during the recovery period, may
result in more severe and, in some
anatomic injury to the brain cases, life-threatening injury.

mission
why is it important to
understand, prevent and
treat concussions?
The Center’s mission is to substantially reduce occurrences of
Post-Concussion Syndrome and Second Impact Syndrome
(SIS), a condition that most often occurs in athletes under 21
years of age. Such injuries, which are all too common, can result
in brain swelling, permanent brain damage and, even, death.

quotes...
• The concussion problem in football and other contact sports is far more serious than anybody wants
to believe; it’s time to do something about it.
• Kids die preventable deaths every season from second impact syndrome.

These organizations • High school/college players with as few as two concussions can develop
immediate and permanent cognitive impairment.
use the ImPACT™ Test...
• The consequences of concussions in children can be far worse than in adults.
• Over 90% of concussions go undiagnosed and untreated, putting every
player at greater risk for more permanent damage and even death.
• Parents/coaches need to teach young athletes that a concussion ALWAYS
means they are injured, not merely hurt.
– Quotes from Head Games by Christopher Nowinski (edited for space)

ImPACT is sophisticated research-based software that helps clinicians eval-


uate recovery following concussion. It evaluates and documents multiple as-
pects of neurocognitive functioning including memory, brain processing
speed, reaction time and post-concussive symptoms, and provides a user-
friendly injury documentation system that facilitates the tracking injuries
from the field through the recovery process.
– David G. Carfagno, D.O., C.A.Q.S.M

Over 300 Colleges and Universities Nationwide Contact us for information:


480.710.5508
...shouldn’t your 7119 E. Shea Blvd. Suite 109 • Scottsdale, AZ 85254
school-age athletes? www.AZSportsConcussion.com