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Concussion Care Brochure
Our Center for Concussion Care offers a comprehensive program that provides individualized care for teens and adults who’ve had a concussion. Our interdisciplinary team of specially trained experts has a long and successful history of treating brain injuries. Working collaboratively, our team – physiatrists, neuropsychologists, sports medicine physical therapists, vestibular/balance physical therapists, certified athletic trainers and, if necessary, occupational therapists and speech therapists – can evaluate you and provide a customized plan of care. Drawing on the resources of our Wallingford, Cheshire and North Haven campuses, our clinicians and support staff will guide you and your family on the path to a successful recovery.
Download the Outpatient Physician Referral Form and take it to your physician for completion.
What is a concussion?
A concussion is a short-lived brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. It changes how the cells in the brain normally work, which can result in symptoms including impaired physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral functioning.
What do the new Berlin Concussion Guidelines say about concussion care?
New standards indicate a shift toward more low-level activity post-concussion than previous guidelines.
When should baseline testing be used?
Dr. Mark Herceg discusses what parents need to know about the appropriate use of baseline testing.
If someone has suffered a bump or blow to the head, look for the following signs. Symptoms can last for hours, days, weeks, or longer.
Every traumatic brain injury or concussion is unique. Our team of experts will carefully evaluate and assess your injury, so they can create the most effective program to support your recovery. Depending on your injury, your evaluation and treatment may include:
Most patients come to Gaylord after their Primary Care Provider has confirmed the diagnosis of a concussion. Neurologists also refer patients to us, when they feel that a comprehensive recovery program will be beneficial. If you think you've had a concussion, talk with your Primary Care Provider.
Outpatient Physician Referral Form
Center for Concussion Care Appointments: (203) 284-2888, Option 1
Fax: (203) 294-8705