Get aHead: Sports Concussions
Recent news reports have shown that sports concussions need to be taken seriously. Our specialized sports concussion program was built to help athletes assess a potential concussion and manage it so you can get back in the game safely. Our program is built on the internationally accepted guidelines of the Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport.
Proactive Baseline Testing and Post-Concussion Management
The two most important things to remember are that the condition is much more serious than just “getting your bell rung.” There are potentially life-threatening consequences. Second, do not return to playing a sport the same day as a suspected concussion – you could be at risk for post-concussion syndrome, which is deadly.
We offer baseline testing to have your “steady state” neurocognitive level on file in case of a future concussion. Also, we offer a full post-concussion management program including neurocognitive and balance testing and a graduated return-to-play protocol. This system of care has been shown to be effective in getting athletes of all ages safely back up to “full throttle” after a concussion.
A Multi-Specialty Team Here for You
Our sports concussion team includes sports medicine, neurology, neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology, and balance specialists. This multi-specialty group provides the assistance you will need within a best practice timeline for a sports concussion – usually about 24 hours following the injury. We’re here to help you monitor your symptoms over time and build a program to help you slowly work back up to your prior performance level, in a safe and effective manner.
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Hear Ben Bates’ story about concussion testing.
Better Than Before Surgery
Dr. Carr was the right surgeon for me. He described all possible treatment options, talked with me about outcomes and how many ACL surgeries he's performed. I credit Steve Vincente, my physical therapist, in getting me on the road to recovery. His positive energy made all the difference. I am happy to say my knee is not only as good as it was before, it's better.Hannah Kearney / 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion freestyle skier
No Big Deal
The most surprising thing about having a complete hip replacement was that it really wasn't a big deal. I'd say all through the journey, from surgery to recovery, you've got to remember it takes some effort. There is some discomfort, but it was well worth it and I won't hesitate again to have my right one done.Ted Davis / Total Hip Patient
What Surprised Me the Most
I didn't know I could do what I can do now and that's what surprised me the most. At my age and with the injuries I had, I thought I was done. Being able to sit straight up is a big deal. Being able to nod my head, twist it side-to-side...that's a really, really big deal. I wasn't able to do those things when I got here.Derek Hampton / Functional Restoration Program graduate
Achieving Your Goals
Now I know I can go out and rip turns and feel awesome and feel completely normal again. I felt like the sports medicine department can relate to you...and help you achieve the goals that you want to get back to, and my goals were to get back into ski racing and back to lacrosse, and I've done that thus far.Gunnar / ACL Repair Surgery