Concussion Information for Young Athletes and Their Parents
Click on one of the links below to learn more about concussions, including symptoms, risks, prevention, and treatment.
“Concussions can be serious injuries if not treated properly. Concussion symptoms can affect players in all areas of their lives including their physical, emotional, and cognitive functioning. Swift and appropriate evaluation by trained sports medicine professionals is crucial before an athlete returns to play. That is why we counsel students and coaches to err on the side of caution and ‘when in doubt, sit out.'”
—Ruben Echemendia, PhD, NAN past president and director of the NHL’s Neuropsychological Testing Program
GET THE HELP YOU NEED WHEN YOU NEED IT.
If you believe your child has a concussion, you should seek medical attention from a concussion specialist. NOWcare at The Center, offers immediate evaluation of concussions with no appointment. NOWcare is available MONDAY – FRIDAY, 9 A.M. – 4 P.M. with same day ImPACT testing, if needed. Click here for more information.
Next, Dr. Ugalde's weekly Friday Concussion Clinics at The Center offer support to those experiencing longer-term concussion symptoms. Call 541-322-2214 for more information.
In addition, if your child plays high school sports in Central Oregon, your high school athletic trainer is available during school hours. Find your high school athletic trainer HERE.
GET YOUR CHILD BACK IN THE GAME SAFELY
We are passionate about getting Central Oregon youth the care they need when they have experienced a concussion. To this end, we follow a research-based model of management in treating concussions. Like you, our focus is on getting your child healthy, and safely returning them to the activity they love.
Additionally, we strive to provide the most current information on concussions on these pages. However, if you do not find what you are looking for here, please contact us.