Our concussion program evaluates and treats children, teenagers, and adults who have sustained concussions.
Our experts see thousands of patients each year who have been diagnosed with a concussion.
The high volume of patients we see makes us one of the most knowledgeable and experienced team of providers in the region—and among the best in the country.
The primary concussion team includes board-certified pediatric experts in emergency medicine, sports medicine, neurosurgery, rehabilitation, and neuropsychology. They are joined by certified athletic trainers and physical therapists with special training in treating concussions.
This multidisciplinary team offers a unique, streamlined, and comprehensive approach that tailors treatment to each individual patient’s needs.
How we help
Our concussion program provides high-quality clinical care and delivers scientifically accurate and up-to-date information about concussions. Our team members are engaged in numerous research projects focused on understanding brain injury and how best to help children and adults recover and safely return to academics, athletics, and every day life. Their work has been published in multiple medical and neuropsychological books and journals.
- Blurry vision
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Dizziness or balance problems
- Sleep problems
- Irritability or grouchiness
- Easily upset or frustrated
- Slowed thinking
- Acting or feeling “in a fog”
- Trouble paying attention
- Memory problems
- Poor school performance
Most young people recover completely from a concussion within one to two weeks. However, each person’s response to a concussion differs and the recovery period can take longer. The Concussion Program can evaluate and assist with the symptoms of a concussion as well as develop treatment plans to support recovery, address school/work concerns, and address return to sports/activity.
- Dr. Sherrie Ballantine–Talmadge
- Dr. Brad Changstrom (over 16)
- Dr. Adele Meron (Acute Sports Only)
- Dr. Aaron Provance (22 or under)
- Dr. Karin VanBaak