Concussion Clinic

Doctor evaluating child for concussionIf you, your child, or a loved one you care for has suffered a sports-related head injury or potential concussion, we know how important it is to have access to the best advice and treatment. The LeBauer Sports Medicine Concussion Clinic is the only comprehensive, holistic concussion clinic in the Greensboro, NC area. You can speak with one of our concussion-trained staff members during our regular office hours, Monday – Thursday from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM, and Fridays from 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM, by calling our Concussion Hotline: (336) 890-2532.

What to Expect: Evaluations at the Concussion Clinic

All patients at the Concussion Clinic are given an extensive three-part evaluation that includes:

  • a computerized test to measure memory, visual processing speed, and reaction time
  • a test that measures the systems that integrate movement, balance, and vision
  • an in-depth review of a detailed symptoms checklist for signs of concussion

The evaluation process is critical for the treatment and recovery of a concussed patient as no two concussions are alike. Thankfully, the diagnostic tools that trained professionals use can help to better manage head injuries.

Part of the technology the doctors and staff at LeBauer Sports Medicine Concussion Clinic use in their assessments is a computerized examination called ImPACT. This tool uses six tasks to measure memory, visual processing speed, and reaction time. By analyzing the results of the examination and comparing them to average responses or a baseline score for a patient, our staff can make an informed judgment about the patient’s cognitive functions.

In addition to the ImPACT examination, patients are given a Vestibular Ocular Motor Screening test. This is a simple and painless test that focuses on the systems that integrate a patient’s movement, balance, and vision.

These tests are used in conjunction with a thorough review of a detailed symptoms checklist to complete the patient’s evaluation and develop a treatment plan.

The LeBauer Sports Medicine Concussion Clinic Team

Our clinical evaluations are administered by professionals with a wealth of expertise in caring for concussed patients. Dr. Zach Smith is a board-certified sports medicine physician, as well as a Certified ImPACT Consultant. His extensive training in concussion evaluation and treatment has allowed him to care for athletes of all ages that have suffered head injuries. Valerie Wolf is the Director of the Concussion Clinic. She is an ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainer with experience treating middle and high school students on the field, as well as extensive experience treating concussed patients in the clinical setting.

Smith and Wolf collaborate to conduct thorough assessments and detailed treatment plans for each patient, including recommendations for when a patient can resume athletic activities or return to school. The majority of patients recover quickly from concussions. If symptoms persist, however, the Concussion Clinic team may recommend further evaluations or treatment from physical therapists or neurologists.

Care Whenever You or Your Child Needs It

The LeBauer Sports Medicine Concussion Clinic is the only comprehensive, holistic concussion management clinic in the Greensboro or High Point areas. Anyone over the age of five with a sports-related concussion is welcome as a patient. Our comprehensive care starts the moment you contact our office—a sports medicine professional who has been trained in concussion recognition answers all incoming inquiries. As a patient or the parent of a patient, that means you will immediately have direct access to one of our athletic trainers who can provide trustworthy recommendations about caring for you or your child’s health, even before an evaluation appointment. We are with you each step of the way through assessment and recovery.

Concussion Clinic Hotline

You do not need a referral, and you can book an appointment online. Our Concussion Hotline is staffed by trained professionals during our regular office hours: Monday – Thursday from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM, and Fridays from 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM, and the number to call is (336) 890-2532. The Concussion Clinic team meets with patients at our Green Valley office. Call today.

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