Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s Concussion Program is committed to providing up-to-date, evidence-based concussion management and treatment to support you in safely returning to daily life, including athletics, academics, and work. Our team of concussion and brain-injury specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry), sports medicine, neurology, and neuropsychology are skilled in promptly identifying and effectively treating symptoms of concussion.
What is a concussion?
A concussion is injury that usually occurs from a blow to the head or body, and may or may not result in brief loss of consciousness. The majority of concussions resolve quickly and fully with proper care. If you or someone you know have experienced a concussion or suspected concussion, it is essential to seek prompt evaluation and treatment. Our providers can help you at each step of the way with appropriate examination, diagnosis, and treatment to support you in your recovery.
What to expect on your visit?
On your initial visit, you’ll receive a thorough examination by one of our concussion specialists from physiatry, sports medicine, or neurology, who will perform a physical and neurologic examination. Your initial visit may also include a meeting with one of our neuropsychologists for further assessment and treatment of cognitive and behavioral concerns. You may or may not be referred for neuroimaging (head CT or MRI), as these are not always informative for concussions. You may also be referred for additional services with our neuropsychology team and our allied rehabilitation team, depending on your unique needs. Our team will collaborate to build a treatment plan individualized to your needs and guide you through the recovery process step by step.