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Christian receives ImPACT concussion certification

Kristin Christian
Kristin Christian

Kristin Christian, of Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists, completed a series of continuing education courses to become a Certified ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Test) credentialed physical therapist.

ImPACT is the most widely used computerized neurocognitive test for concussions. This test is completed to establish a baseline score of brain function for students at many local high schools including DeKalb, Sycamore and Genoa. The ImPACT test also is used post-injury to assist in assessment and diagnosis of concussion, to help establish an effective treatment plan, to measure progress following treatments, and to assure the athleteis ready to return to sport.

Christian is board certified in orthopaedic physical therapy and in addition to her ImPACT certification has experience with vestibular (dizziness) rehab, manual therapy and a multi-disciplinary approach to rehabilitation. Her primary clinical interests include the evaluation and treatment of neck and back pain, vestibular and balance disorders, and industrial rehabilitation. She works in the DeKalb Lincoln Highway location and is accepting new patients.  

For more information, visit www.northernrehabpt.com or call 815-756-2369.

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