Injuries, Symptoms & Treatments

Sports Injury & Concussion

Comprehensive 24/7 concussion support for local athletic teams, coaches and athletes

To help ensure the health and safety of student-athletes, our practice developed a sports concussion program to assist athletes, coaches’ and parents involved in youth sports. This specialty clinic provides comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitation services, in addition to important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.

 

Our team’s approach that focuses on the athlete and oversight of an active recovery process, recognizing that every athlete is unique and requires individualized treatment plans. Concussion management plans include parallel academic and athletic progressions with active provider management throughout the duration of the recovery process.

 

Student-athletes undergo comprehensive physical and cognitive exams including various tests of ocular motor dysfunction, balance, coordination, and cognition. This allows our providers to accurately diagnose concussions using standardized, evidence-based protocols, and provide recommendations and/or accommodations for concussed students to facilitate their recovery while minimizing the impact of their injury on academic and sports performance.

 

The goal of our sports injury and concussion program is to safely return student-athletes to their pre-injury level of functioning on the field and in the classroom.

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Concussion Signs & Symptoms

Signs & Symptoms
EMERGENCY Symptoms
Concussion Recovery
Signs & Symptoms

What is a Concussion?

 

A concussion is a type of mild traumatic brain injury that results from a bump, blow or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a powerful force applied to another area of the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. Even a mild bump or blow can be serious and cause significant injury. Loss of consciousness is not required to be diagnosed with a concussion.

 

 

Signs & Symptoms

 

The following signs and symptoms can show up immediately following an injury or may not appear for days following the injury:

 

  • Headache or complaints of “pressure in the head”
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Balance problems, dizziness or moving clumsily
  • Double or blurry vision
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Concentration/memory problems
  • Answers questions slowly
  • Forgets instructions
  • Confused, sluggish, hazy, foggy or groggy
  • Appearing dazed or stunned
  • Mood, behavior or personality changes

 

 

EMERGENCY Symptoms
Concussion Recovery

Concussion

This is a serious brain injury. It happens when your brain bumps back and forth violently inside your skull. A concussion can affect the way your brain functions. It can cause permanent problems.

Concussions

in Children

This is a serious brain injury. It happens when the brain violently bumps back and forth in the skull. A concussion can affect the way the brain functions. It can cause permanent problems.

Post Concussion Syndrome

This is a set of symptoms that you may have after a concussion. That's when your head is hit so hard your brain is injured..

Life After a Concussion

After a concussion, you may have some unexpected physical and emotional effects. You may experience things like headaches, memory problems and depression.

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Physical Therapy
Recovery Tips
Tips for Coaches
Return to Play
Tips for Teachers
Return to Learn
Sleep Hygiene for Children
Sleep Hygiene for Adolescents
Sleep Hygiene for Adults
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Facts & Tips
Care Timeline
Physical Therapy
Recovery Tips
Tips for Coaches
Return to Play
Tips for Teachers
Return to Learn
Sleep Hygiene for Children
Sleep Hygiene for Adolescents
Sleep Hygiene for Adults

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