Concussion Clinic

What is the Concussion Clinic?

Fort Wayne Neurological Center’s Concussion Clinic provides multidisciplinary assessment of concussions. It involves neurology and neuropsychology, as well as a brief screening measure to assess the physical, cognitive, and emotional impact of a concussion. This information will assist in making decisions pertaining to therapeutic activities, returning to athletic play, academic accommodations, etc.

What is the process?

Concussion Clinic

What will happen in my appointment?

  1. Brief cognitive testing.
  2. Consultation with neurologist and neuropsychologist.
  3. Discharge planning with decision for return to play, etc.

What should I bring with me?

  1. A biological parent or legal guardian with supporting guardianship documents MUST be present.
  2. Bring completed Patient Questionnaire and any medical records related to this or previous concussions or other neurological conditions.
  3. Bring any baseline ImPACT, SCAT, or other cognitive testing that has been done prior to the start of the athletic season.
  4. Bring any previous psychoeducational/psychological testing that has been done in the past for any issues such as ADHD, learning disability, etc.

How do I contact the clinic?

North Office: 260.460.3100
On the Parkview Regional Medical Center Campus

West Office: 260.436.2416
On the Lutheran Hospital Campus

Fort Wayne Neurological Center neurologist Dr. Madhav H. Bhat, M.D., conducts an eye-tracking test, a preliminary screening for symptoms of concussion.

The Facts

  • A concussion is a brain injury.
  • All concussions are serious.
  • Concussions can occur without loss of consciousness.
  • Concussions can occur in any sport.
  • Recognition and proper management of concussions when they first occur can help prevent further injury or even death.

Signs Observed By Coaching Staff

  • Appears dazed or stunned
  • Is confused about assignment or position
  • Forgets an instruction
  • Is unsure of game, score, or opponent
  • Moves clumsily
  • Answers questions slowly
  • Loses consciousness (even briefly)
  • Shows mood, behavior, or personality changes
  • Can’t recall events prior to hit or fall
  • Can’t recall events after hit or fall

Symptoms Reported By Athlete

  • Headache or “pressure” in head
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Balance problems or dizziness
  • Double or blurry vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sensitivity to noise
  • Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy
  • Concentration or memory problems
  • Confusion
  • Just “not feeling right” or “feeling down”

What's New

Concussion Clinic for Student Athletes

Is it safe for your child to return to their sport? Expert concussion screening and treatment is available every Wednesday from 4-7 p.m.

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