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Concussion Clinic

The Beacon Concussion Clinic is one of 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.

With correct care, proper healing time and limited activity, most concussions may resolve in seven to 14 days; however, a small percentage can cause persistent symptoms. When this occurs, our unique team approach provides a seamless transition among our specialists, depending on individual need, for recovery.

Working as a team, we create an individualized plan of care for each patient.

Beacon Concussion Clinic Offers

  • Baseline Testing
  • Post injury Evaluation/Testing/Rehab
  • Concussion Education Presentation to Groups

Our patients include those referred by family physicians or those self-referred directly following a concussion.

The Beacon Concussion Clinic is located in the Memorial Leighton HealthPlex, 111 W. Jefferson, Suite 100, in downtown South Bend.

For more information about our program, call 574.647.1670.

Signs & Symptoms

Symptoms may include:
  • Headache/“pressure in head”
  • Sensitivity to light and noise
  • Feeling slowed down
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling like “in a fog”
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Fatigue or low energy
  • More emotional
  • Nervous or anxious
  • Mental confusion/behavior changes
  • Changes in walk or balance
  • Memory loss
Signs observed by others:
  • Appearing dazed or stunned
  • Having a blank stare
  • Showing confusion
  • Seeming unsure of surroundings
  • Responding to questions more slowly
  • Repeatedly asking the same questions
  • Showing balance problems
  • Loss of consciousness (even briefly)
  • Having behavior or personality changes
  • Experiences retrograde amnesia (unable to recall events prior to hit or fall)
  • Experiences anterograde amnesia (unable to recall events after the hit or fall)