About the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program
The first of its kind when it opened its doors in 2000, the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program has been a global leader in the testing, treatment, and research of sports-related concussions.
With over 17,000 patient visits each year, our more than 30 staff members treat high school, college, and pro athletes — including many from the MLB, NHL, and NFL — from across the United States.
In 2013, our concussion program treated student athletes from 27 colleges and universities.
Pioneering ImPACT™ (Immediate Postconcussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing)
Designed by our experts, ImPACT is the most used neurocognitive test — and the first of its kind — to help assess concussion.
This computerized tool provides doctors and athletic trainers with best practices to help them make safe return-to-play decisions.
The NFL, NHL, and more than 8,400 high schools and colleges across the country have mandated ImPACT.
» Learn more about ImPACT baseline concussion testing.
Delivering Advanced Concussion Treatment
The UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program's advanced practices, founded over a decade, include:
Conducting Evidence-based Research
The UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program is a leading source for concussion research. We’ve published nearly 200 peer-reviewed research studies.
And, centers throughout the United States have adopted our program's standard of concussion care.
Based on evidence-based research, our standard of care:
- Leads to better assessment of concussions.
- Improves concussion awareness and education.
- Helps pioneer new treatments and rehabilitation methods for concussions.
Contact the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program
Call 412-432-3681 to learn more about us or schedule an appointment with one of our concussion experts.