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Concussion Clinic

A team approach to getting you back in the game

If you believe a concussion has occurred, it is recommended that you be evaluated by a physician trained in concussion management. The Beacon Concussion Clinic provides certified specialists and an individualized approach to care. That’s one of the reasons we are recognized among the region’s leading comprehensive concussion management programs. We are dedicated to assisting athletes, parents and coaches in proper identification of concussion and guiding the recovery of concussed individuals so they may return to play/activity as soon as safely possible.

Our standard guidelines for safe recovery

Our team has established standards that we customize for each individual, including:

  • Return-to-play guidelines
  • Academic accommodations
  • Forms to notify school/employer of specific restrictions based on the plan of care
  • Recommendations for baseline testing either prior to high-risk sports/ activity or after symptoms of a previous concussion have resolved.

Beacon Concussion Clinic offers access to:

  • Baseline Testing with standardized neurocognitive and balance assessment technology
  • Post-injury Evaluation/Testing/Rehab
  • Concussion Education Presentation to Groups
  • Certified athletic trainers
  • Sports medicine physicians
  • Physical Therapists specializing in balance and vestibular therapy 
  • Speech language pathologists
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Neurosurgeons

The right care at the right time

Making an appointment should never be a hassle. We’re available to you when and where you need us – online or on the phone. Make your choice and get moving back to health.

Concussion Basics

A concussion can happen to anyone. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that alters the way the brain functions. Effects are usually temporary but can include headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination. Head injuries should not be taken lightly, especially with our youth. A child’s brain is still developing and their neck muscles are weak. That means a young brain shakes more than an adult’s brain. Additionally, developing brains that have experienced a concussion do not recover as quickly as an adult’s brain. Improperly treating a concussion or returning to play/activity before allowing the brain to heal can pose real dangers on an individual’s short-and long-term well-being. A concussion can affect academics, employment and social life, and may result in memory, mood, behavior and mobility problems if not managed correctly.

Common concussion symptoms

Noticed by others:

  • Dazed or stunned
  • Vacant stare
  • Confusion
  • Amnesia
  • Unsure of surroundings
  • Answers questions more slowly
  • Repeatedly asks the same questions
  • Balance problems
  • Loses consciousness (even briefly)
  • Shows behavior or personality changes
  • Difference in pupil size from right to left eye, dilated pupils

Complaints by the injured person:

  • Headache (especially one that increases in intensity)
  • “Pressure in Head”
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sensitivity to Light and Noise
  • Feeling slowed down
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling like “in a fog”
  • Blurry or double vision
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Fatigue or low energy

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