We leverage proven, industry leading technology.
Our clinic offers the leading edge in concussion care, from prevention and baseline testing through to post-injury assessment. We utilize ImPACT, Dynavision, a fully equipped movement area, and other advanced clinical tools as part of our assessment, care, and in providing clearance for Return-to-Learn and Return-to-Play.
The ImPACT Test
The use of computerized neurocognitive testing, such as ImPACT, has become the standard of care in the evaluation and management of sports related concussion. ImPACT, the only FDA approved concussion evaluation instrument, is used by such organizations as the NFL, NHL, NBA, NASCAR, thousands of high schools, colleges and universities, and hundreds of medical clinics and hospitals and is a fundamental element of ACC’s overall approach to concussion management.
The ImPACT test is used to monitor subtle changes in brain function that are not evident in clinical examination or imaging alone. It measures cognitive functions such as attention, memory, reaction time, and processing speed and, together with other measures and clinical evaluation, is used to identify impairment and to track resolution over time. ACC’s Director of Neuropsychology, Dr. Cirelle Rosenblatt, R.Psych., is BC's only Certified ImPACT Clinician. As a medical professional with specialty training in ImPACT use, Dr. Rosenblatt views ImPACT data comparatively with pre-injury baseline testing, evaluates pre- and post-injury test performances, and coordinates safe and timely Returns to sport and school.
Research demonstrates use of a structured graduated exercise program can increase speed of recovery and return to activity. We have an open-plan, fully equipped movement area to allow patients to work towards exertion tolerance retraining goals, or sport-specific targets. Lighting is carefully managed to tolerance, with access to outdoor areas to further train and rehabilitate systems to support outdoor sports and usual activities of daily living.
Our Athletic Therapy and Physiotherapy team support patients through an individualized concussion-specific exertion tolerance building therapy program, together with sport retraining and conditioning plans as appropriate, with customized exercises and continued functional movement analysis.
Advanced Clinical Tools
Alongside the technology that we use here at ACC, we also use a number of evidence based tools to clinically inform the team on your recovery, track progress, and facilitate an efficient return to work, school, or play. We are continually researching and updating these measures to ensure that we are using the most up to date and clinically relevant tools.