The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) reports that ImPACT Applications Inc has been named a Strategic Business Partner of the association.

The ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) system is built to provide neurocognitive assessment tools and services to assist clinicians in making safe return-to-play decisions.

Sharon L. Dunn, PT, PhD, OCS, APTA president, emphasizes that the association is “pleased to welcome ImPACT to APTA’s Strategic Business Partners family.”

Dunn adds in a news release from the association, “APTA is committed to expanding its business relationships and developing meaningful partnerships with for-profit companies. We are pleased to offer business opportunities that benefit our members, strategic business partners, and the association, while working to transform healthcare.”

The ImPACT Trained Physical Therapist (ITPT) program is designed to offer customized concussion-related content from the perspective of a range of professional disciplines in order to assist physical therapists in increasing their knowledge and skills. The release notes that applicants must complete 9.5 hours of coursework and at least 1 hour of continuing education each year to remain in the program. Many of the required courses offer continuing education credits.

In the release, Michael Wahlster, CEO of ImPACT Applications, designates physical therapists as an “integral part of multidisciplinary concussion-management teams” as concussion awareness rises.

“We are pleased to add ITPT to the growing number of ImPACT credentialed programs for healthcare professionals who seeking state-of-the-art technology and information when it comes to concussion management. We look forward to providing value and support to APTA and its members,” Wahlster says.

[Source: APTA]