Concussion Care Close to Home
The Parkview Sports Medicine Concussion Clinic, located within Parkview Ortho Express, provides comprehensive care for athletes 12 and older who sustain sport-related concussions. This clinic is by appointment only and is not intended to be the first assessment for suspected concussion. Our sports medicine professionals ensure any sport-related concussion is managed and resolved, helping create a plan for a safe return to sport.
Any suspected concussion should be assessed by a physician or athletic trainer. After the initial assessment, your care provider may refer you to the Concussion Clinic where our sports medicine physician will provide an individualized, clinically integrated, evidence-based approach to concussion management.
Parkview Sports Medicine’s Concussion Clinic is staffed by a non-operative sports medicine physicians and clinically trained athletic trainers. ImPACT® (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) software is a tool used at the Concussion Clinic to track recovery after a head injury. This computerized testing includes memory measurements, attention span, visual and verbal problem solving. The data is then used to evaluate the athlete’s condition and recovery to help ensure a safe return to sport.
Our treatment model allows athletes a safe return back to sport and activities after a head injury. As with all Parkview Sports Medicine services, our coordinated care model ensures that all care providers, coaches and athletic trainers work as a team to plan and implement individualized treatment strategies with athletes’ best interests in mind.
*ImPACT is a registered trademark of ImPACT Applications, Inc.
Concussion Signs & Symptoms
A concussion is an injury that impacts brain function, often a result of contact sports. Symptoms may last for days or weeks. While some symptoms may be immediate, others may appear hours or days after the injury. Some signs of concussion may be subtle, but common symptoms include:
- Memory loss
- Ringing in ears
- Nausea or vomiting
- Slurred speech
- Loss of concentration
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Trouble sleeping
Any suspected concussion should be assessed by a physician or athletic trainer.
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