Concussion ImPACT Testing
MX Sports Pro Racing is committed to providing modern, standard of care treatment for our athletes, for all injuries, including concussion. To that end, the Series has developed an upgraded concussion management program for all pro motocross licensed athletes. The program is managed for the Series by Dr. Paul R. Reiman. We are confident that this program will provide another level of safety and security for our professional athletes.
The program requires mandatory pre-season neurocognitive testing to establish a baseline level for each athlete to be used as part of a comprehensive concussion evaluation. Baseline testing is a 30-minute computer-based exam. There are no pass/fail scores. It is used to compare pre-injury results with a post injury test. The neurocognitive test chosen by the Series is the ImPACT® Applications Baseline Test.
A test is considered current for two seasons of competition following the date the test is completed. If a test is completed during a competition season, the test will be current for that season and the next season immediately thereafter. If completed prior to the start of a competition season, the test will be current for the first season beginning immediately after and the following season.
This test is a mandatory part of the Competition License application, and a current copy must be submitted before a license will be issued.
Currently, there are four ways to take the test: 1) from any credentialed ImPACT Consultant, 2) online proctored examination taken at home, 3) online self-administered examination taken at home, or 4) from a provider of your choice.
and he will guide you to an accredited testing center near you.
The Remote Proctor Now System is a proctored examination administered from the convenience of your home. The Baseline self-test can be found at www.baselinetesting.com. Of course, you can use the provider of your choice.
Once you have taken the test, upload your results/certificate of completion directly onto your Rider Profile account at www.mxsportsproracing.com to verify compliance.
Riders who have sustained confirmed concussions will be required to comply with the Return to Ride Protocol before returning to competition. This protocol requires the athlete to (1) participate in a graded exercise program under physician management, and (2) submit to neurocognitive re-testing before clearance to return to competition.
Should you have any other questions about Baseline and the ImPACT testing program, please contact Dr. Paul Reiman.
Dr. Paul R. Reiman