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Millions of young athletes suffer concussions every year while playing sports or participating in activities. Concussions disrupt the way the brain functions. This head injury requires specialized care. Experts at our Sports Concussion Clinic help young athletes recover from concussions and safely return to play.
A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) that occurs when something bumps, jolts or hits a person’s head. This impact causes the brain to move around inside the skull, interfering with how brain cells work together. People with head injuries may not think clearly, have difficulty concentrating and sleep too much or not enough. These problems often resolve in a few weeks with the right care.
A concussion — even a mild one — is still an injury to the brain. Our Sports Concussion Clinic is part of the nationally ranked Jackie and Gene Autry Orthopedic Center. We help children, teens and young adult athletes recover from concussions and lower the risk of future head injuries. Your child benefits from:
Physical therapy can be an important treatment for concussions. Our physical therapists specialize in helping young athletes heal from concussions and other sports-related injuries. We help with:
Having a head injury — or being sidelined by one — can greatly affect a young athlete’s emotional well-being. Your child may be irritable, frustrated or depressed. If your child needs to talk to a mental health professional, our psychologists and social workers can help.