Sports Medicine

Sports Concussion

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Welcome to the Sports Concussion Program.

We are a team of physiatrists, pediatricians, neuropsychologists, neurosurgeons and licensed athletic trainers. Our program is the joint effort of UW Medicine, Harborview Medical Center and Seattle Children’s.

We view concussion management as a spectrum. We want to make sure to give pre-season education for prevention, advice on how to evaluate an athlete on the sidelines and help return athletes safely to play.

Our team

Our team has decades of experience managing all levels and ages of athletes; from little-leaguers to professionals. Our team is nationally and internationally recognized in the field of concussion management and our doctors have published widely on the subject.

Our program focuses on taking care of youth athletes and the many needs that they have as a result of a concussion.

Resources

Here, you will find some of the language of the diagnosis and treatment for concussion, as well as helpful guides for parents, coaches and teens.

Along with what you find here, we also provide educational lectures for parents, athletes, schools, coaches, trainers and physicians throughout the year.

We have a sports concussion video for youth coaches you might find interesting.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also offers a toolkit, Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports, with valuable information about sports concussions.

Symptoms and recovery

Patients may have a variety of symptoms touching all areas of their lives; school, athletics, social interactions and overall well-being. Our care helps patients and their families move from injury to full recovery as smoothly as possible.

In some instances, recovery may take a long time. Medical discovery is bringing new insights on the long-term consequences of concussions. We consider the care of our patients as a life-long commitment to their health; not simply getting them into the next game.

The Sports Concussion Program is a community resource for the Pacific Northwest.