About This Program

Overview

The Sports Concussion Clinic provides assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation services for student athletes who experience a concussion during athletic participation or in daily life. A patient who has had a concussion may suffer from symptoms including, but not limited to: headache, nausea, sensitivity to light or noise, dizziness, depression, sleep disturbances, and changes in attention, concentration and/or memory. We work with the student, family, and school through the recovery process. Our first priority for children and adolescents is the safe, swift, effective, and durable return to school. The second priority is a full and successful return to extracurricular activities – including sports.

A Unique, Personalized Approach

Our multidisciplinary patient care team consists of specialists in sports medicine, neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, sport psychology, neuropsychology, and physical therapy. Patients receive a medical evaluation first, followed by referrals to other specialists on the team. Patient health care is timely, individualized, and holistic. We assess and monitor the person’s physical symptoms, emotional reactions to injury, and cognitive functioning. We provide treatment and rehabilitation services that are tailored to the specific problems and needs of the student athlete.

What to Expect

Patients’ experiences are tailored to their specific needs and circumstances. Everyone receives 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:

  • Cognitive testing to assess 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 physical therapists on exercises that can aid in recovery.
  • The recommendation to schedule a follow-up appointment with a sport and clinical psychologist

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 better approaches to assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation. Learn more about our research.