CONCUSSION RECOVERY AT YOUR PACE
Sport-related concussions (SRC) are traumatic brain injuries caused by a direct hit to the head or the brain hitting the inside of the skull during a sudden, violent movement of the head or neck. Medical organizations around the world continue to study the treatment of these injuries to gain a deeper understating of them, resulting in better care.
Common signs of a concussion include a blank or vacant look on the face, memory loss, or confusion. Athletes commonly report having a headache, stating they “don’t feel right”, or experiencing dizziness.
Click here to download an educational handout designed for parents and coaches to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion. If an athlete presents these symptoms, they should be removed from play and evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.
Although concussion treatment includes removal from sports-related activities, complete rest from all sources of stimulation may slow the rate of recovery. The primary focus should be to limit activities that cause symptoms to increase, such as screen time, use of electronic devices, reading, or test-taking.
Orthopedic ONE works closely with a network of physicians to evaluate and treat concussion symptoms. Click here to view Orthopedic ONE’s Concussion Care & Resources policy. You can reach a member of Orthopedic ONE’s Sports Medicine Team via our Sports Medicine Hotline or by visiting our athletic trainers onsite during their designated clinic hours.
The team at Orthopedic ONE will set up a time to promptly evaluate and address a suspected concussion. The plan includes daily tracking of signs and symptoms, and a step-by-step process to return to normal daily activities, school, and a gradual re-entry to athletic activities. Referral to other medical specialists may occur if symptoms are not improving or not responding as desired.
Orthopedic ONE Clinic Hours:
Beginning August 9th: Mondays from 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Liberty Park South with Chris Kent, PT, AT
- No appointment is necessary. Walk-up injury checks are addressed on a first-come-first-served basis.
Please continue to utilize the Orthopedic ONE Sports Injury Hotline at 614-827-8210 for sports injury concerns requiring an immediate response.