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Concussion Clinic - Evaluation and Treatment Overview

Children’s Minnesota concussion clinic provides a comprehensive medical evaluation and individualized treatment plan for children and young adults who have sustained mild traumatic brain injuries caused by sports, accidents or falls.

Evaluation and Treatment

  • Expert medical evaluation within Children’s Minnesota Neuroscience program
  • Ongoing medical evaluation and symptom management until symptoms subside
  • Pediatric psychology services
  • Physical and occupational therapy assessment

– Balance

– Vision

– Vestibular function

  • Exertion
  • Graded return to activity/play
  • ImPACT TM computerized cognitive testing
  • Further diagnostic testing, such as MRI scan or neuropsychological tests, and referral to subspecialists as needed (i.e., neurology, ENT, pain, integrative medicine)
  • Return to school and regular activity/sports clearance. Coaches and officials are now legally required to remove young athletes from play or practice when they suspect an athlete has suffered a concussion or an athlete is exhibiting signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion. The athlete cannot return to play or practice until they obtain medical clearance from a qualified medical provider, trained and experienced in pediatric concussions.

Appointments: 651-220-5230

Patients referred to the concussion clinic should call during clinic hours, Monday–Friday, to schedule the appointment. Please notify your primary care physician of your injury and subsequent referral to the concussion clinic.

St. Paul campus

Garden View Medical Building, 3rd floor

347 North Smith Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55102

 

Minneapolis campus

Children’s Specialty Center, Lower level

2530 Chicago Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55404

 

Maple Grove Clinic

7767 Elm Creek Boulevard, Suite 301

Maple Grove, MN 55369

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This page is not specific to your child, but provides general information on the topic above. If you have any questions, please call your clinic. For more reading material about this and other health topics, please call or visit Children's Family Resource Center library, or visit www.childrensmn.org/educationmaterials.

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