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?
What will happen in my appointment?
- Brief cognitive testing.
- Consultation with neurologist and neuropsychologist.
- Discharge planning with decision for return to play, etc.
What should I bring with me?
- A biological parent or legal guardian with supporting guardianship documents MUST be present.
- Bring completed Patient Questionnaire and any medical records related to this or previous concussions or other neurological conditions.
- Bring any baseline ImPACT, SCAT, or other cognitive testing that has been done prior to the start of the athletic season.
- 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.
- 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
- Just “not feeling right” or “feeling down”