Concussions are an actual physical injury to the brain. Depending on the extent of the damage, the condition may never fully recover. Injuries can be subtle and unnoticed but if left untreated could lead to serious problems later on. More serious injuries can have immediate consequences, including cognitive changes and memory loss.
Head injuries are dangerous and require an immediate exam by a knowledgeable expert. Do not wait — make an appointment now. If this is a life-threatening emergency, call 911.
Utah state law requires that any athlete suspected of a concussion must be removed from the event and cannot return to play until cleared by a qualified healthcare provider.
Watch the video below to learn more about concussions:
Establishing a Baseline
Establishing a baseline of your congnitive function before starting a sport season makes it much faster and easier for a healthcare provider to accurately diagnose your level of injury. We use a computerized neurocognitive assessment tool called ImPACT testing to collect a complete picture of your mental state.
Once you are diagnosed with a concussion, you can receive treatment in our Concussion Clinic.
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