Sports Concussion Clinic
The Sports Concussion Clinic at MassGeneral Hospital for Children cares for children, adolescents and college-aged adults who have sustained concussions or any trauma-induced neurological change from playing sports or other recreational activities.
Baseline Impact TestingThe Sports Concussion Clinic is offering baseline Impact Testing on Thursday afternoons from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm by appointment. You will receive your test report to share with your school or sports team. Call 617-724-9722 for an appointment.
Meet the Team
The Sports Concussion Clinic at MassGeneral Hospital for Children cares for children, adolescents and young adults through college who have sustained concussions or any trauma-induced neurological change from playing sports or other recreational activities. A patient who has had a concussion may suffer from symptoms including, but not limited to: headache, nausea or vomiting, photophobia, dizziness, depression, sleep disturbances and changes in attention, memory and/or concentration.
A Unique, Personalized Approach
We use a multidisciplinary approach drawing from several specialty areas including Neurology, Neuropsychology, Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Sports Medicine and Trauma. In addition, we have the ability to make other specialty referrals as needed.
During the initial appointment, patients receive personal attention from a concussion specialist. Patients and families attend a presentation about sports and concussions led by a clinical and sport psychologist and followed by a question-and-answer session with a specialist from the clinic. Many of our patients and families have told us that the opportunity to hear others’ questions and learn from their experiences has been invaluable.
What to Expect
Your initial appointment will include:
- A detailed, personalized evaluation by a specialist trained in concussion management
- A computerized test to help assess brain function including memory, processing speed and reaction time
- A group presentation about sports and concussions led by a sport psychologist followed by a question-and-answer session with a specialist from the clinic
- If needed, a sport psychological consultation
At the end of your visit, you will leave with a personalized plan of care specific to you.
Custom Return-to-Play/Return-to-School Plans
Our specialists will take the time to get to know your child and his or her activities and develop a custom return-to-play plan for sports or other recreational activities. Clinic staff will recommend accommodations regarding school work and activities during your child’s recovery.
Better Treatment through Research
Members of the Sports Concussion team are actively involved in leading scientific research to better understand concussions in young people and to develop new treatment paradigms. Areas of research include the effects of traumatic brain injury during different stages of development, understanding injury patterns and return-to-play/return-to-school issues.
When neurosurgeon Tina Duhaime, MD, of the MGH Youth Sports Concussion Clinic, talks with families about concussion, she takes time to explain what is known, and just as importantly, what isn’t known, about this common injury.
After suffering with debilitating symptoms for almost two years, 19-year-old Trevor Kenkel of Montana is finally looking forward to a bright future.
As fall sports commence, Walter Panis, MD, of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Sports Concussion Clinic and the MGH Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, explains the ins and outs of concussions.
On Your Team: Meet the Caregivers of the Sports Concussion Clinic at MassGeneral Hospital for Children
Learn more about the Sports Concussion Clinic's multidisciplinary approach to helping your child recover from concussion.
Youth Sports Concussion Clinic175 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-YSCC (9722)
Public Transportation Access: yes
Disabled Access: yes
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