Dr. John Kelley becomes the nation’s first PT to earn
“Physical Therapy” Certification in ImPACT® Concussion Care Management
Charleston, S.C. — Dr. John Kelley, DPT, MTC, ATC, the director and owner of Private Therapy Services Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center, has helped put Charleston in the news for another national achievement. By completing the state-of-the-art concussion care management training through ImPACT® (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing), Kelley has become the nation’s first ITPT (ImPACT Trained Physical Therapist). He has already utilized the ImPACT® system at his practice as an ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainer, but now can incorporate post injury rehabilitation techniques into the most-widely used and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system available.
According to Kelley, “This test provides doctors, nurses, coaches, families, and athletes with an objective evaluation of post-concussion damage, allowing for safe and appropriate management for a full recovery to school, work, sports, and other activities. We’re already seeing some great treatment success stories from incorporating it into our practice.”
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that results in a change in brain functioning. Concussion symptoms, lasting various lengths of time, may include amnesia, disorientation, confusion, fogginess, headache, blurred vision, nausea, fatigue, and sometimes loss of consciousness. With the ITAT program training, Kelley becomes a more valuable resource in the community for ImPACT test administration and leading-edge concussion education, management, and treatment.
“The ITPT/ITAT programs enable physical therapists and athletic trainers to be recognized as leaders by serving as an ImPACT administrator to athletes, schools, youth club organizations, sports teams and doctors in their communities who are in need of this resource,” according to program administrators.
Kelley adds, “I’m excited to be a bit of a pioneer in the field and will help the local athletes, young and old, and medical practitioners realize the full potential of the ImPact tool and how to properly manage head injuries.”
Private Therapy Services has become a leading physical therapy and sports medicine center in the area of orthopedics, injury assessment and treatment, sports rehab, wellness, neuro rehab, posture correction, and now concussion baseline and post injury testing and management.
With locations in West Ashely and Mt. Pleasant, Private Therapy Services will offer this valuable tool to the entire community, including all schools, teams, hospitals, doctors, clubs, and families. Many student athletes are already required to have a pre-participation concussion score completed. For more information visit www.askmypt.com or call 843-766-2121.