|Concussion Management Center|
It’s a fact – all concussions are traumatic brain injuries and current research shows that proper management of a concussion leads to a better outcome and safer return to sport. With recent and more in depth knowledge of concussion injuries and new cognitive testing tools, we are better able to manage this serious injury and keep our student athletes healthy and safe.
Concussion Management Center
When a concussion is diagnosed, more than 50 clinicians at St. Charles, specializing in the management of children and adults post brain injury, work as a team to provide comprehensive services to the student athlete – whether or not they have had a baseline neurocognitive computer test.
Concussion management services provided include:
• A thorough evaluation and assessment of the child/athlete/adult following a brain injury
The medical team includes:
• Emergency physicians
What is a Concussion?
A concussion is a common but serious brain injury. It is the result of a direct or indirect force to the head. Even something as simple as a “ding” on the head, having “your bell rung” or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.
More than 90% of concussions occur without any loss of consciousness.
Signs that can be observed include:
Symptoms frequently reported include:
It is important to see a physician with specialty training in concussion management if you suspect a concussion may have occurred.
Safety of the Student 1st!!
Our coordinated approach to care will focus on achieving a full recovery and safe return to play.
If you wish to make an appointment to be treated at the Concussion Management Center, please call (631) 476-4323.