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Joseph Bernard, DO, CIC - Concussion Management Specialist

Dr. Joseph Bernard Now Recognized Concussion Management Specialist

Dr. Joseph BernardSports medicine specialist, Dr. Joe Bernard, recently received specialized training to become a credentialed ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) Consultant. The ImPACT concussion management tool is used by providers to assess when it is safe for an athlete to return to play after sustaining a concussion, helping reduce the chance of long-term injury. Developed by clinical experts who pioneered the field, ImPACT is the most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system used by providers, sports teams, and organizations world-wide.

A significant amount of research has been conducted in recent years pertaining to sports-related concussions and their long term effects on student athletes. As a sports medicine specialist, Dr. Bernard will serve as a much needed treatment resource for local patients with suspected concussions and as an education resource for local schools and sports teams.

“This additional level of training enables me to offer athletes the most up-to-date tools and knowledge to diagnose, treat, and manage potential concussions as we work to help them recover and decide when they can safely return to their normal activities.”