Concussion Management Program
Southern Ocean Medical Center
Meridian Health is home to the region’s most comprehensive Concussion Management Program.
The Concussion Management Program at Southern Ocean Medical Center provides evaluation, testing, and management of concussions in both adults and children. The program provides access to the critical diagnostic testing and advancements for concussions as well as a team of specialists that can meet the individualized needs and care requirements for these patients.
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The Concussion Management Program is a community-based approach to concussion management partnering with physicians and physical therapists. The program incorporates both neuropsychological testing as well as clinical decisions by Southern Ocean Medical Center neurologists. The focus of care is to provide an individual approach to concussion management.
The Concussion Management Program has been designed to determine if a student athlete has been concussed and when he or she may safely return to play. Players who have sustained a concussion should NOT re-enter competition, training, or partake in any athletic physical activities until all symptoms have been cleared at rest and medical clearance is obtained to begin a multi-step graduated return-to-play protocol. For student athletes there is also the partnership with athletic trainers, coaches, school counselors, nurses, teachers, and families. This coordinated effort allows for the best possible outcome for the individual or athlete and promotes a safe return to work or play.
- Balance Testing/Vestibular Testing
- Neurologist Evaluation and Management
- Musculoskeletal Evaluation
- Post Concussion Management
- Neuropsychologists Evaluation and Management
- Orthopedic Evaluation and Management
- IMPACT Baseline and Post injury testing
Our specialists utilize this test as one of the tools to accurately evaluate your concussion. In fact, this test is the first and now the most widely used scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system. It has been called the “cornerstone” of proper concussion management as it methodically measures verbal and visual memory, processing, reaction time and attention span.
If you suspect that your child may have suffered a concussion, here are the symptoms to monitor.