At OhioHealth Sports Medicine, we don't take hard hits lightly.
At OhioHealth, we know that concussions can impact a young athlete long after playing days are over. Accurate diagnosis and treatment when a concussion occurs reduces the risk for long-term effects. Our concussion management team includes physicians, neurologists, athletic trainers, physical therapists, vestibular therapists and imaging technologists - all with expertise and experience in leading-edge concussion care.
What Is A Concussion?
The signs and symptoms of concussion form a physician and student athlete’s perspective.
Expert, Efficient Concussion Care
We know athletes want to return to play as quickly as possible after an injury. That's why we make diagnosis and treatment a streamlined process. With one phone call, you can talk with a concussion expert 24/7 if you see signs of a concussion, and your student will see a physician within 24 hours. Your athlete's health and safety are important to us, too. It's why you can count on an individualized and closely monitored plan for recovery and safe return to play.
Call OhioHealth Concussion Management at (614) 566-GAME (4263).
Advanced Testing and Assessment Means Accurate Concussion Diagnosis
Hard hits don't always result in a concussion, but the signs and symptoms can be subtle and make a concussion easy to miss. Our concussion specialists use advanced computerized testing and clinical assessment to accurately diagnose concussion. The Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT ®) system is an important diagnostic tool used to evaluate an athlete's condition. It's the most widely used and trusted computerized concussion evaluation system available. Neuropsychological testing includes computerized assessments of memory, learning, multitasking and concentration- each important to successfully returning to school and sports.
Know the Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion
- Dazed, confused or stunned
- Memory loss
- Slow to respond
- Unusually tired
- Unusually sad or irritable
- Nauseous and vomiting
- Double or blurry vision
- Sensitivity to light and/or noise
- Extreme fatigue
- Academic decline
Ohio's law sets strict guidelines for student athletes returning to play after a concussion.
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