NYSIR First to Provide Concussion Testing for Student Athletes | Athletic Business

NYSIR First to Provide Concussion Testing for Student Athletes

UNIONDALE, NY (December 2015) –  Beginning in January, student athletes at New York public schools and BOCES insured by the New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal (NYSIR) will receive no-cost, state-of-the-art concussion baseline and post-injury testing under a recently established partnership between ImPACT Applications, Inc. and NYSIR.

Developed by clinical experts who pioneered the field, ImPACT® (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is the most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system used by teams, organizations and individuals globally.

"We’re excited to work with NYSIR to provide testing throughout New York," said Michael Wahlster, chief executive officer of ImPACT Applications. "Our relationship with NYSIR will go a long way in promoting concussion awareness, identification and treatment among high school students.”

Carleen Millsaps, president of NYSIR’s Board of Governors, called the ImPACT/NYSIR initiative “a giant leap forward in our endeavors to continually provide programs and services that protect our subscribers’ student athletes. We believe this partnership further reinforces NYSIR’s commitment to subscriber risk management."


NYSIR, the state’s largest insurer of public schools, insures 352 public school districts and Boards of Cooperative Educational Services. For more information, contact NYSIR acting executive director Tom Austin at 1.516.393.2320. (www.nysir.org)

About ImPACT Applications

ImPACT Applications, Inc. is based in Pittsburgh, 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 rehabilitation methods. Visit www.impacttest.com

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