Phelps Concussion Assessment & Treatment Services

Phelps’ comprehensive concussion program features specialty-trained experts who assess and treat each patient individually. Members of the interdisciplinary team have advanced training in neurological disorders, the latest evidence-based science, and have expertise in the newest tests and technology for assessment and treatment.

Phelps’ comprehensive concussion program features an interdisciplinary team consisting of Neuropsychologist, Audiologists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists. Our experienced clinicians and support staff guide patients and families every step of the way on their road to recovery.

Phelps follows the latest CDC Pediatric guidelines (2018) as well as the 2016 Berlin Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport. This allows our team to stay current, work in unison with your schools, coaches, and other health care providers, to ensure your recovery will be handled in an evidenced based manner.

About Concussions

A concussion is a condition that can temporarily change how brain cells work. It is usually the result of a blow to the head or body that causes the brain to move rapidly within the skull.

A variety of symptoms may develop, such as changes in sleep, physical, visual, cognitive, or emotional and behavioral functioning. Symptoms may resolve in 10-14 days; but for most people, it takes closer to 30 days for normal functioning to return. In some cases, symptoms may linger for a longer time.

Concussions can occur without loss of consciousness and do not show up as structural injuries on MRI or CT scans. A concussion does not have to be sports related. It can result from a fall, car accident or blow to the head.

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Phelps Rehab services

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Our Assessment Process

Your program may begin with your primary physician, in an emergency room, or during a consultation with the hospital’s medical leaders in neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, or sports medicine.  A thorough examination will be conducted to check your balance, coordination, vision, and neurocognitive status to determine if your memory, concentration or language skills have been affected.

Following the initial assessment, a personalized treatment plan will be developed, which may include referral to specialists most suited to furthering your recovery. Recommendations can be made for Return-to-Sport (previously referred to as Return-to-Play), Return-to-Learn and Return-to-Work for all levels of activity and education.

Concussion Treatment Plans

Depending on your symptoms and needs, your rehabilitation program may include:

I was struggling to function in my everyday life. It was difficult to read, write and take care of my son, and I wasn’t able to work. With the help of my therapists, I was able to return to my baseline. I was able to return to work, and my daily functions are back. I feel really grateful to have my life back. It wouldn’t have been possible without the help of everyone at Phelps.

- Kathryn (concussion patient)

The Phelps concussion program aims to serve individuals who have been diagnosed with a concussion to enable them to return to work, play, school, daily activities and life.
Our team of specialists includes:

  • Neuropsychologist
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapist
  • Speech therapists
  • Audiologist
  • Specialty physicians by referral as needed