Concussions are one of the most common sports injuries. When recovery is prolonged, concussion requires expert diagnosis and treatment. Brain Health Center has developed a comprehensive sports-related concussion program for adolescent and young adult athletes.

Our Services

  • Comprehensive evaluation and management by a team of board-certified psychiatrists and neuropsychologists
  • Cognitive testing to objectively gauge recovery
  • Medication management, if needed.
  • Referral to counseling or other specialists, if indicated.
  • Return-to-competition protocols.

Dealing with a Concussion in the short-term

  • Recognize that a concussion has occurred and be aware, and pay attention to how an athlete feels after being hit.
  • Remove the athlete from training or competition immediately. It is dangerous to allow a symptomatic athlete to suffer another injury.
  • Refer the athlete to a doctor promptly to ensure the athlete receives the correct treatment.
  • In most cases, some level of physical and cognitive rest is required. Exerting too much can worsen symptoms and delay recovery.

Recognize the Signs of a Concussion

The most commonly reported signs and symptoms of a concussion are:

  • Headache
  • Feeling Slowed Down
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Nausea
  • Sensitivity to Light
  • Fatigue
  • Sensitivity to noise
  • Dizziness
  • Balance Problems

When these symptoms last for more than a few weeks, expert evaluation might be necessary to ensure optimal long-term recovery.

Return-to-Competition

Athletes undergoing concussion treatment receive a personalized academic and athletic plan tailored to their individual needs.

Peter Gager

Jacob Bishop, MD

Peter Gager

Peter Gager, PhD