New technology helps healthcare specialist diagnose concussions
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
The Phoebe Foundation and
Phoebe Orthopedic Specialty Group now has some new technology that will help
healthcare specialist diagnose concussions on the sidelines.
This new technology is called the ImPACT
computerized cognitive assessment tool.
It gives healthcare providers important data used in evaluating when or
if an athlete has a concussion, and when that athlete can return to the game.
Healthcare leaders say this new tool makes healthcare specialist duties a
"Something like Impact
coupled with a system of trainers, sports physicians, and knowledgeable and
educated coaches parents and athletes really allows us to comprehensively
minimize missed concussions, catch them early, treat them early, then get them
back to playing fully, quickly, and not have to miss a season or game
unnecessarily," said Kiyoshia Yamazaki, Sports Medicine Physician, Phoebe
Orthopedic Specialty Group.
Funds for this new tool were made possible
through the Phoebe Foundation.