As awareness and research around concussions has increased in recent years, Bishop O’Dowd High School has instituted the Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing, widely known as ImPACT. This tool is used in our contact sports at O’Dowd as a baseline evaluation tool used in the event of a possible traumatic brain injury. Select O’Dowd sport teams are ImPACT baseline tested every year including football, rugby, lacrosse, basketball, soccer, and volleyball.
This concussion management tool is used in combination with other evaluation tools to provide individualized neuro-cognitive baseline and post injury assessments. ImPACT results are read and interpreted by O’Dowd’s athletic trainers.
Athletic Training and Academic Support departments have collaborated to create a comprehensive program assisting students under a doctor’s care for head injuries in their “Return to Play” and “Return to Learn”. We feel that these processes go hand-in-hand. O’Dowd athletes will need to complete the RTP protocols outlined by the athletics department before returning to play.
See our Return to Play Protocols here >>