Concussion Management

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine currently provides concussion management services to area high schools and colleges through community outreach programs. We help athletes return safely to sport after a concussion. We do offer baseline testing to any teams/organizations and individuals who are interested in this service.

Our concussion treatment and management services include:

  • Pre-injury baseline testing to assess balance, memory, concentration, and vision prior to injury
  • Computerized testing
  • Post-injury baseline testing to assess balance, memory, concentration, and vision

We treat all individuals at risk for concussion, including but not limited to:

  • Athletes across sports and ability levels
  • Active individuals including adult league players
  • Coaches
  • Referees

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine also partners with Mayo’s Brain Rehabilitation Clinic to provide coordinated, multi-specialty care for injured athletes who experience lingering symptoms, helping them get back to school, work, or play. Mayo Clinic’s Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center is one of only 16 academic brain rehabilitation practices in the United States funded by the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).

The coordinated, multi-specialty services we provide include:

  • Medical evaluation with a Brain Rehabilitation physician
  • Concussion-specific MRI or other radiological imaging, as indicated
  • Musculoskeletal evaluation and treatment (neck, back, etc.)
  • Balance/dizziness/vestibular evaluation and treatment
  • Headache and pain management
  • Sleep/fatigue management
  • Vision screening
  • Cognitive-communication rehabilitation
  • Neuropsychological evaluation (mood, cognition, behavior changes)
  • Psychometric testing
  • Concussion education
  • Care coordination and follow-up referral to other Mayo Clinic sub-specialists as indicated (Headache Neurology, Sleep Medicine, Neuro-Optometry/Ophthalmology, ENT/Balance, Psychiatry)

State-of-the-art concussion screening

In February 2015, Mayo Clinic helped improve the delivery of appropriate concussion care to athletes with a new, easy-to-use, and affordable concussion screening test available through its licensing agreement with King-Devick Test Inc. Called the King-Devick Test in Association with Mayo Clinic, the screen evaluates ocular motor, visual, and cognitive function and other symptoms of concussion. It can be administered on the sidelines by parents, coaches, athletic trainers, school nurses, and medical professionals. To learn more, visit kingdevicktest.com.

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