Concussion Care


The Broward Health Concussion Care Program offers comprehensive services for sports and concussion diagnosis and management.

Concussion Care

The Broward Health Concussion Care Program offers comprehensive services for sports and concussion diagnosis and management.

Concussion Care

Concussions are traumatic head injuries that occur from both mild and severe blows to the head. They are not only associated with professional athletes but also with school and recreational youth sports. While a standard sports physical is required by nearly all school and youth sports leagues, this will not provide doctors with important information about a child’s cognitive abilities should a concussion occur. A baseline concussion test will provide physicians with valuable information to use if a child suffers a concussion. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that every child playing a sport get a pre-season test of "normal" brain function (known as the ImPACT test). This pre-concussion test helps to establish a baseline of the child's normal cognitive brain function which can later be used to compare to a post-concussion test, should an injury occur during a sport.

The Broward Health Concussion Care Program offers comprehensive services for sports and concussion diagnosis and management including:

  • Baseline & Post-Injury Concussion (ImPACT) Testing for children ages 10 - 18
  • A Pediatric Emergency Department available 24/7 at Broward Health Coral Springs and Broward Health Medical Center
  • Expert team of physicians knowledgeable in diagnosis, treatment, and management of concussion injuries
  • Physical therapists trained in management of injured athletes who develop personalized care plans
Concussion Care Community Outreach programs include:
  • Educational Programs for Coaches
    Recognizing signs and symptoms of concussion and steps to take if concussion is suspected.
  • Speakers for Parents/Parent Groups
    Getting the proper care and treatment for your child if a concussion is suspected.
  • Youth & Community Sports Leagues
    Educational programs designed to minimize typical athletic injuries; Strength and conditioning programs which are sport-specific designed to reduce injury.

Ages 10-18 years. By appointment only. Insurance does not cover pre-concussion tests. Payment is due at time of appointment.

To schedule an appointment with the Broward Health Concussion Program, call 954-344-3195

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What is Baseline Concussion Testing?

Also known as ImPACT is the most widely recognized computerized concussion evaluation system. Results can be made available at a future date should injury occur.

What does a baseline test measure?

It measures attention, verbal, visual memory, processing speeds and reaction times. This valuable information can help determine if your child has suffered a concussion as well as help determine full recovery.

Who should get a baseline test?

A baseline test is recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for children over the age 10 who participate in contact sports such as but not limited to football, lacrosse, cheerleading, gymnastics, basketball, soccer, and hockey.

Why should an athlete get a baseline ImPACT test?

To a establish a baseline of a child’s normal cognitive brain function which can be used for comparison if a concussion occurs. Test scores can be used to determine the severity of the concussion as well as treatment options. This test is recognized nationwide and has been adopted by the NFL, NHL, and Broward County schools.

ImPACT is NOT:

  • A diagnostic test, ImPACT is one tool that can be used by medical professionals to help measure an individual’s recovery from a concussion
  • A one step solution to concussions
  • A preventative tool, nothing can prevent concussions
  • A substitute for medical treatment or management
  • A replacement for a cat scan, MRI or other medical technology
  • A home-based test, ImPACT should always be administered in the presences of a trained supervisor

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