Is it a concussion? Is it safe to return to play? Concussions are serious, especially because head injuries in children heal more slowly than in adults. Stop guessing. WakeMed Concussion Services provides baseline screenings for children ages 11 to 17 and follow-up care for children ages 7 to 17 who have been diagnosed with a concussion.
WakeMed Wake Forest Road Outpatient Rehabilitation Center
3701 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
For more information
call WakeMed Concussion Services - 919-350-4340
In collaboration with Raleigh Neurology, PA
A Healthy Recovery
Our goal is to ensure your child athlete can safely and successfully return to school and play.
Goals of Service
- Diagnose concussions
- Provide follow-up care of concussion patients
- Determine when it is safe for athletes to return to play (As mandated by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association)
Criteria for Admission
- Baseline screenings – A baseline screening before a sports-related concussion occurs will help your child’s physician provide an accurate diagnosis should your child suffer a head injury. A baseline screening will also help your physician determine when your child is ready to return to play.
- Immediate Post-concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) – ImPACT neurocognitive and functional assessments help the WakeMed Concussion Services team provide the right follow-up care for children with recent head traumas (within past 2 weeks).
- Balance & visual acuity testing
- History & neurological exam
- Pediatric neurologist
- Physical therapist
- Speech therapist