Concussions are particularly frustrating for both children and adults, because there isn’t always a clear path to feeling better. It takes time to heal a concussion — and what works for one person may not necessarily work for another.
At the Concussion Management Clinic, our providers have years of experience treating traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). They stay up to date with the latest research regarding concussion treatment, which continues to evolve.
A concussion can occur whenever a child or adult experiences a blow to the head, such as in a car or bike accident, or while playing a sport. Symptoms include:
Dr. Deborah Anderson treats children at the clinic, and Dr. Mark Howerter cares for adults. Concussions are frequently a complex set of symptoms that may require care from more than one discipline. After an initial exam, the adult or pediatric concussion provider may make recommendations, if necessary, for further testing, medical treatment or therapy- based treatment. This could include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and sports trainers, as well as coordination with your primary care providers. The concussion physicians will follow to monitor your progress. They prescribe medication for ongoing symptoms, and work closely with schools and employers to make sure the patient stays on a safe and optimal path to healing.
To make an appointment at the Concussion Management Clinic, call 402-562-4710.