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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.

  • 617-724-9722

Baseline Impact Testing

The Sports Concussion Clinic is offering baseline Impact Testing on Wednesdays all day in our Boston office and Thursday mornings in our Brighton office. 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.

What to Expect

Because of our individualized and highly customized approach, each patient’s experience is tailored to their specific needs and circumstances. Everyone will receive a detailed, personalized evaluation by a specialist trained in concussion management. Patients will also leave with customized plans to get them back to school, sports, and other recreational activities as safely and effectively as possible. Your initial appointment may also include:

  • A computerized test to help assess brain function including memory, processing speed and reaction time
  • A group presentation about sports and concussions followed by a question-and-answer session with a specialist from the clinic
  • A brief presentation by our trained vestibular physical therapists on exercises that can aid in recovery.
  • The recommendation to schedule an appointment with a sport and clinical psychologist at follow up appointment

At the end of your visit, you will leave with a personalized plan of care specific to you.

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.

Concussion

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.

Back in the game

After suffering with debilitating symptoms for almost two years, 19-year-old Trevor Kenkel of Montana is finally looking forward to a bright future.

Head games – the impact of concussions

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 Program

Phone: 617-724-YSCC (9722)

Public Transportation Access: yes
Disabled Access: yes

Boston:
175 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114

Brighton (Thursday morning clinic):
20 Guest Street
Brighton, MA 02135

Next Steps:

  • 617-724-9722
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Make an appointment

Contact MassGeneral Hospital for Children to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.

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Team approach

At MassGeneral Hospital for Children, members of the patient’s care team work together to provide coordinated, multidisciplinary treatment.

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