Concussion and Brain Trauma Program

The best care

What is the Sports Concussion Program?

 

Our program brings together experts on concussions and brain injuries. We evaluate, diagnose and manage any level of injury to your child’s brain.

We are dedicated to providing treatments to keep your athletes safe  as they recover from their injury. We are the region’s premier team for evaluating head injuries, with experts from many different fields, including:

  • Sports medicine

  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation

  • Neuropsychology

  • Neurology

  • Neurosurgery

  • Physical therapy

  • Athletic training

 

Our team is also involved in research that will improve the way we diagnose, treat, and care for children with concussions.

Our goal is to help your child return to school and sports after a concussion. If you think your child or teen has a concussion and wants to return to sports, please schedule an appointment with our patient liaison team that can have you talk with one of specialists. We can see your child at our clinics in Hackensack.

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How will our program meet your child’s needs?

  • We will create an individual care plan to help your athlete recover safely

  • Evaluate timing of return to their regular activities, including school, sports and other physical activities.

  • We will work with teachers and schools to help your student manage schoolwork. Concussions may impact your child’s ability to complete tasks that were once normal before. Learn about concussion treatments.

Concussions can have complex effects on your child’s brain. Our Neuropsychology team can help your child after their concussion by studying how your child behaves, learns, remembers and thinks. Neuropsychologists use special testing to help diagnose problems. Their diagnosis helps guide decisions about return to play. Our neuropsychologists also work with our doctors and your school to create plans that make sure schoolwork and grades do not suffer as your child recovers from their sports concussion.