Concussion trajectories

Over the next 6 months we are going to be discussing common concussion symptoms and alleviating factors as explained by a concussion reference we know and trust, ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing).  ImPACT researchers believe that each concussion falls into one or more of 6 categories and that once we understand the expected category, or concussion trajectory,  expected symptoms, physical findings, and useful treatments can be better understood.  The blog post below explains this further.  Stay tuned over the next 6 months to learn about a new concussion trajectory each month, including recommended useful treatments.     

https://www.pinkconcussions.com/blogreal/2015/12/6/the-6-blind-men-and-the-elephant-the-story-of-concussion

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SportsSafe Providers SportsSafe providers include pediatric nurse practitioners Amber Mercer, Erin Moore, and Emily Woodard.

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