Youth Sports Concussion Program
Mass General Waltham, Blue Building
52 Second Avenue, Suite 1150
Waltham, MA 02451
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Care During COVID-19
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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.
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.
Meet the Team
Get to know our physicians, researchers, and other health care providers.
- MGH Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service
- Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School
- Neuropsychologist, MassGeneral Hospital for Children Sports Concussion Program
- Neuropsychologist, Pediatric Post-Acute Care Evaluation (PACE) Clinic, MassGeneral Hospital for Children
- Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
- Director, Sports Concussion Program, MassGeneral Hospital for Children
- Associate Director, Traumatic Brain Injury Program, Home Base, A Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program
- Neuropsychologist, MGH Psychology Assessment Center
- Director, Pediatric Neuropsychology Services at MGH Psychology Assessment Center (PAC)
- Director, Pediatric Neuropsychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship Training Program at MGH PAC
- Clinical Director, Psychology Assessment Center
- Chief Neuropsychologist
- Senior Vice President for Research Education and Medical Affairs, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
- Chair of the Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Spaulding
- Earle P. and Ida S. Charlton Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School