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Concussion

 

Concussion Rehab Services We Offer:

  • Evaluation/testing
  • Vestibular therapy
  • Cervical therapy
  • Post-traumatic migraine treatment
  • Graduated Return-to-Play protocol
  • Sports-specific training/reconditioning

 

What is a Concussion?


 

Signs/Symptoms:

https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/basics/concussion_symptoms.html
 

New Guidelines for Pediatric Concussion:

https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/PediatricmTBIGuideline.html

What to do if you think you have a concussion:

  1. Medical Assessment
    Evaluation by medical professional trained in concussion management
     
  2. Rest
    24-48 hours, depending on symptoms
     
  3. Symptom-Limited Activity
    Easy walk, nothing that makes symptoms worse, or causes new symptoms to appear
     
  4. Light Exercise
    Medium effort, light sweat, about 20 minutes
     
  5. Sport-Specific Activity
    Agility drills, ball-handling, no contact, general conditioning; about 30 minutes
     
  6. Non-Contact Training
    Resistance training, increased aerobic activity, complex sport skills, no contact; about 60 minutes
     
  7. Written Medical Clearance
    To begin contact activities; start with limited contact first
     
  8. Full contact practice
    Full practice, no restrictions. Should complete full contact practice before returning to competition
     
  9. Full return to competition
    No restrictions

Citations: 
McCrory P., et al BJSM 2017
Collins MW, et al Neurosurgery 2016
Valovich-McLeod, TC, etc al JAT 2017
 

More Resources:

Concussion Laws by State: 

ImPACT Concussion Education:

State Interscholastic Athletics Associations:

National Athletic Trainers Assocation (NATA):

Center for Disease Control (CDC):

 

Insurance Information

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