CONCUSSISION EVALUATION AND TREATMENT
Dr. Joseph Weber-Lopez is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of athletes of all ages who are suspected of suffering a concussion. It's important to be evaluated before returning to sports and determine treatment plan that best meets your needs. Dr. Joseph Weber-Lopez has brought state-of-the-art advanced Sports Medicine Care and Concussion treatment after spending much time as a sport physician covering the NY JETS.
CONCUSSION Q & A
What does Concussion Treatment and Management Services include?
ProPeak Sport Medicine is proud to use ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing). Dr. Weber-Lopez is clinically trained and certified to administer ImPACT testing. We provide concussion management services to all area high schools and colleges that we partner with through community outreach programs; in-turn helping athletes safely return to sport after a concussion.
We offer baseline testing to any teams/organization and individual who are interested in this service.
Pre-injury baseline testing: These tests are administered before the beginning of a sports season, employment period, school year or any other necessary activity. The idea here is to get a baseline score when there are no concussion symptoms present, so that physicians can determine a course of action should an injury occur.
Post-injury baseline testing: This test is administered when a concussion is suspected. Results from this test are compared to the baseline score as part of a physician’s assessment of injury and used to assess balance, memory, concentration and vision.
Fast, easy, and accurate, the information gained from the tests provides trained clinicians with neurocognitive assessment tools as part of determining safe return-to-play or return-to-work plans of action.
Head injuries occur commonly in childhood and adolescence. Common symptoms of a concussion include confusion, amnesia, headache, vomiting, and dizziness. Loss of consciousness may occur but is uncommon, occurring in about 10 percent of young athletes with concussions.
If you would like more information about the Pediatric Sports Medicine Services at ProPeak Sports Medicine or suspect your child has suffered an injury, please contact us directly for an appointment.