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.
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.