ImPACT Testing (Belleville Minor Hockey Association)

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ImPACT, (Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing), is an on-line computerized tool that helps determine how well a brain is functioning.  It tracks information such as memory, reaction time, speed, and concentration and has been shown effective in the diagnosis and management of concussions. All Representative team players in Pee Wee Minor to Midget Major are now required to have a baseline ImPACT test prior to the start of each season. Team trainers will be the administrators of this program for their respective teams and will be responsible to obtain their team login information in order for players to do the test on-line. BMHA will bill each team $25 per player and pay ImPACT on the team’s behalf directly for the service. Passwords will allow Trainers to check when a player has completed the test at home. Support phone numbers for ImPACT will made be available if assistance is required.

If during the course of a season a player is diagnosed with a concussion, a Post-Injury ImPACT test is required as part of a player's return to play in accordance with the BMHA Concussion/Safe Return to Play Policy, and must be done in a health professionals office.  At present Dr Christopher Bardwell at the Quinte Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic is the only professional that is trained to do this testing and is actively doing so.

Once a successful post-injury test is completed, a player is to take those results to their Family Physician or Dr Bob Webster, as part of their assessment for medical clearance for return to play. Dr Webster will also assist those families in the event they cannot obtain an appointment with their own physician within a suitable time period. Please note a fee is associated with both the post-injury testing and a return to play note and if possible, Dr Webster's office would prefer a referral note from the player's own physician.
 

Contact information for the above offices is as follows:

Christopher Bardwell BSc, DC, FRCCSS(C), CCAMA
BMHA Head Trainer
Quinte Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic
121 Dundas St E, Ste 102
Belleville, ON K8N 1C3
Tel: 613.962.6646

Robert W. Webster BSc, MD, CCFP
Team Physician Belleville Bulls
WMPC Sports Medicine Clinic
Belleville Queen's University Family Medicine Centre
145 Station Street, Unit 201
Belleville, ON K8N 2S9
Tel: 613.771.1910

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