The detection of concussions and prevention of further head injuries is one of the most important factors in the management of sports teams and players, especially since an overly early return to play resulting in a second head injury could cause sever complications. Concussions are not as observable as a laceration since there usually aren’t visible abrasions when examining head injuries. However, there are a number of symptoms that indicate a concussion. Knowing these indications is key when dealing with young adults playing sports, including non-contact sports.
Before beginning the sporting season, players should get specially tested from a sports medicine physician to ensure that they aren't showing signs of a concussion, and to establish a benchmark which further testing can be based upon. This is known as baseline testing. With baseline testing, patients are compared against their original test standards, helping prevent a premature return to play.
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury, usually following a blow to the head, a fall, or other accident where the brain is jarred and shaken in the head. It's vitally important to understand and be able to identify concussion symptoms.Learn more
Baseline testing is a pre-season concussion management system that helps detect traumatic head injury and establish when the athlete can return to play using a series of physical, mental, and problem-solving tests.Learn more
Our physicians answer some of the most common questions regarding concussions. If you still have questions after browsing this page, please don't hesitate to call our office. We will be happy to help with any further questions or concerns.Learn more
After a player endures a concussion, our sports medicine doctors will recommend a rehabilitation treatment plan. We recommend that you stay off the field or court and avoid most physical activity while recovering.Learn more