Dr. John Kelley, DPT, MTC, ATC, Earns Certification in ImPACT® Concussion Care Management
Dr. Kelley joins the national network of ImPACT Trained Athletic TrainersTM
Charleston, S.C. — Dr. John Kelley, DPT, MTC, ATC, the director and owner of Private Therapy Services Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center, has earned the designation of ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainer (ITAT) by completing state-of-the-art concussion care management training. ImPACT® (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is the most-widely used and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system available.
While physical therapists and athletic trainers are already experienced across the range of athletic injuries – including concussion – ITAT certification provides additional training that includes the latest concussion management research and treatment options available, as well as the use of ImPACT software. ITATs serve an important role in ImPACT’s Concussion Management Model by administering ImPACT testing, as well as offering concussion management education and awareness. 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.
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.
Through the ITAT program, Dr. Kelley becomes a more valuable resource in the community for ImPACT test administration and leading-edge concussion education and awareness. “The ITAT program enables 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.
Developed by clinical experts who pioneered the field, ImPACT has received numerous accolades and endorsements from many of the world’s leading sports authorities, governing bodies, teams and athletes. ImPACT is trusted by teams and organizations around the world and is affiliated with hundreds of leading concussion care clinical centers. More than 10,000 medical professionals have been trained on concussion management by ImPACT. The program is in use by the large majority of teams in MLB, NHL, NFL and MLS. More than 7,400+ high schools, 1,000+ colleges and universities, 900+ clinical centers, 200+ professional teams, select military units, Cirque du Soleil, and many other organizations around the globe use ImPACT.
ImPACT Applications, Inc., is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and provides tools such as the ImPACT Concussion Management Model to address the need for an accurate, medically accepted assessment system as part of an overall concussion management protocol. ImPACT is constantly updating products, services and industry-leading training programs by integrating new technologies, input from experts and users, and ongoing research on concussion management methods. For more information, visit www.impacttest.com.
About Private Therapy Services
The Private Therapy Services team is dedicated to excellence in providing comprehensive services to all those requiring rehabilitation. Increasingly recognized for their advanced skills and personalized approach to helping patients enhance and turn around their physical lives and performance, PTS has become a leading physical therapy and sports medicine center in the area and now adds concussion baseline and post injury testing/ 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.