If you or your child plays a sport and gets hurt, you probably want to get back in the game as quickly as possible. Being sidelined with a muscle strain, concussion, sprained ankle or other injury is never fun – but patience and quality care are essential to heal.
People between 15 to 19 years old are the most common age group to experience sports-related traumatic brain injuries like concussions. High school football has the highest rate of concussions, followed next by girls’ soccer. The first step to getting back out there? Being able to spot symptoms of concussion.
If you or a loved one experiences these symptoms, ignoring them or trying to “tough it out” is never the answer. Rest and recovery is essential, as well as consultation with a healthcare professional. We can help.
Firelands Physician Group & Firelands Regional Medical Center have teamed up to provide a Sports Injury Concussion Clinic, which includes the most comprehensive sports injury program in the area and the only team-based program in the region providing post-concussion treatment. Our treatment program includes consultation with a neuropsychologist and integration of physical therapy and athletic training.
In addition, Firelands Physician Group Sports Medicine Clinic provides:
We know you or your child just wants to play sports again. Let us help you heal.
Reviewed November 2016 by Shelly Jordan, director, PT and OT.