Concussion Management Clinic
Concussion Management Clinic
Recognized for its comprehensive approach to aiding athletes and their families, the Concussion Management Clinic at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center provides diagnostic screenings, treatments and educational services to athletes, parents and any individual who may have suffered some form of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Our experts are specially trained to diagnose and manage concussions. Whether or not the concussion is sports related, our specialists use precise clinical tests to design a comprehensive and personal treatment plan for each patient. With proper treatment, most children, teens and adults recover from concussions completely and can return to sports or other daily activities following an appropriate period of recovery.
Our concussion experts work to ensure you’re informed about the facts, laws and dangers surrounding head trauma. We offer a variety of educational tools and programs aimed at athletes, parents, athletic programs and healthcare providers.
Any injury to the head, no matter how strong, can have severe consequences. We recommend visiting the clinic if a loved one demonstrates the following concussion symptoms after a sports injury.
- Appears dazed or stunned
- Is confused about assignment or position
- Forgets an instruction
- Is unsure of game, score or opponent
- Moves clumsily
- Answers questions slowly
- Loses consciousness (even briefly)
- Shows mood, behavior or personality changes
- Can’t recall events prior to a hit or fall
- Can’t recall events after a hit or fall
What is ImPACT?
ImPACT is a 20-minute computerized neurocognitive test that has been scientifically validated to measure the effects of concussion. After an athlete receives a pre-season baseline test, his or her data is stored on a secure, HIPAA-compliant server. If a concussion is suspected, a follow-up test is administered to see if the results have changed from the baseline. This comparison helps to identify and manage the concussion.
Why use ImPACT?
ImPACT can help answer difficult questions about an athlete’s readiness to return to play orreturn to school, protecting them from the potentially serious consequences of returning too soon. While traditional neurological and radiological procedures such as CT and MRI are helpful in identifying serious brain injuries such as skull fractures and hematomas, they are ineffective at identifying the functional effects of concussion. This is where ImPACT can help. ImPACT measures subtle changes in cognitive functioning that cannot be accurately measured by relying on an athlete to report symptoms.
What makes ImPACT different?
The ImPACT program was developed by a team of doctors who are world leaders in the field of concussion management. ImPACT has undergone rigorous independent scientific validation over a 15-year period. No other neurocognitive test has undergone this process. ImPACT has trained thousands of health care professionals over the last 15 years and ImPACT is utilized in more than a thousand clinics and hospitals throughout the United States and elsewhere.
Call the Concussion Management Clinic today
at 818-847-6048 to make an appointment for ImPACT testing or to learn more. ImPACT baseline testing is offered at no cost. Funding for this testing is provided through the generous support of foundation donors. Post-injury testing will be conducted during an office visit with Dr. Marvi.
Know the facts
Understanding what a concussion is, how it's managed and what you can do will help you recognize a concussion, or recover from one. Find out more about concussion definitions, signs and symptoms, and medical management here.
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In 2007, Howard Hill suffered an unexpected stroke. Fortunately his family rushed him to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center for immediate treatment. After successful treatment and several weeks of highly-focused physical, speech and occupational therapy, Howard regained his strength and was able to return his favorite game – golf. Later that year, Howard and his wife Hycy made a generous donation to establish the Hycy & Howard Hill Neuroscience Institute.
"A stroke can strike a loved one or a friend at any time – it does not discriminate. It's nice to know that the Neuroscience Institute will bring hope to many more families in the future."
Hycy and Howard Hill