Concussion Care

Concussion and mild Traumatic Brain Injury: 

Concussion or mild Traumatic Brain Injury occur when there is sudden trauma to the head or neck, which causes the brain to shift and twist inside the skull, resulting in damage to the brain. This damage also causes inflammation and immune responses that gone unchecked can lead to prolonged concussion symptoms. 

 

Baseline testing:  CALI uses C3Logix the most comprehensive baseline concussion test on the market.  Unlike ImPact testing that only measures the neurocognitive component of concussions, C3Logix tests neurocognitive, neuromotor, visual, vestibuloocular reflex, and balance functions. 

C3Logix is the standard of care at the Cleveland Clinic’s Concussion Center. In Ohio, where the system originated, it is used in 56 high schools and universities. It is now used at University of Texas, University of Oklahoma, TCU, Kansas U., Kansas State U., and Iowa State (this is 6 of the Big XII schools. Also, it is now in place at Nebraska, Penn State, LSU, Texas A&M, South Carolina, Notre Dame, NC State and numerous Department of Defense pilot programs.

Neurological Testing:  A thorough neurological examination needs to be performed to properly evaluate the wide ranging affects of the concussion. 

Spinal examination:  Because the neck and spine are often injured during a concussion, a spinal evaluation needs to be performed to make sure that abnormal function of the spine is not contributing to your concussion symptoms. 

                    

Advanced Diagnostic Testing:  CALI uses videonystagmography (VNG) to accurately evaluate the ocular motor and vestibular systems that are most affected during concussion injuries.   C3Logix, as mentioned above, is also used to assess neurocognitive deficits that occur during the concussion and monitor outcome of care. 

Individualized Rehabilitation: Using vestibular therapy, eye movement therapy, sensory integrative therapy, Interactive Metronome©, balance and gait training.

Diet and Nutrition Counseling:  The things you eat can have an affect on how you brain recovers from an injury.  We can help you with understanding the proper diet and supplementation to be taking during different stages of your injury. 

 

 Return to Play/Return to Learn:  Our doctors  will work with your school physicians, nurses,  coaches, teachers and trainers to help transition  your student and student athletes back to the  classroom and the field. 

 

 

 

Coordination of Care:  Our doctors work with other specialists in the area and refer to these specialists as care indicates.  Other specialists that we work with include: Family Physicians, Neurologists, Neuro-opthamologists, Neuropsychologists and Vision Therapists.