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Concussion Care

Professional Concussion Care

Concussions can happen to anyone. From professional athletes to children to the elderly, we treat patients of all ages. We recognize the need for concussion prevention and education in addition to treatment. That’s why we have concussion centers with dedicated private treatment rooms with modifiable light for patient comfort during treatment.

We also partner with the Concussion Legacy Foundation, a national leader in the study, treatment, and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes. Our team of clinicians includes physical therapists and certified athletic trainers who use Concussion Legacy Foundation’s Team Up Against Concussions program to work directly with local high school and college athletes to help develop effective concussion protocols when brain injuries arise. Our trainers work with parents and local recreational teams all the way up to professional sports teams and their coaches to proactively educate athletes about concussion prevention and return to play protocols.

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Concussion Symptoms

Coaches or parents who notice any of the following signs – or if an athlete reports any concussion-like symptoms – should immediately remove the athlete from play and have him or her evaluated by a health care professional experienced in concussions. Some athletes may not experience symptoms until hours or days after the injury. Most people will recover quickly and fully, but sometimes symptoms of concussion can last for days, weeks, or longer.

OBSERVED BY OTHERS
  • Appears dazed or stunned
  • Seems confused about assignment or position
  • Forgets an instruction
  • Moves Clumsily
  • Answers Slowly
  • Loses consciousness briefly
OBSERVED BY FAMILIES
  • Shows mood, behavior, or personality changes
  • Sleeping more than usual
  • Answers questions slowly
  • Has trouble reading or completing homework
  • Can’t recall events before or after the hit or fall
  • Complains of noises, lights, or sunlight
REPORTED BY FAMILIES
  • Headache or pressure in head
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Balance problems
  • Double or blurry vision
  • Sensitive to lights or noises
  • Dizziness, clumsiness, or sleepiness
  • Feels sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy
  • Attention or concentration problems
  • Confusion or memory loss
  • Just doesn’t feel right
RED FLAGS: WHEN TO SEEK EMERGENCY CARE
  • Severe neck pain or tenderness
  • Double vision
  • Weakness or tingling/burning in arms or legs
  • Severe or increasing headaches
  • Seizure or convulsion
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Deteriorating conscious state
  • Vomiting
  • Increasingly restless, agitated, or combative
  • Changes in behavior
  • Excessive drowsiness