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Symptoms of a sports concussion are not always obvious and knowing when it is safe for an athlete to return to play is not always clear. Sending an athlete back into the game too soon may expose the player to a second concussion, which increases the risk for a more severe brain injury. 

Atlantic Sports Health’s concussion services include:

Our medical team of neuropsychologists, neurologists, athletic trainers, board-certified sports physicians, researchers, physician assistants and nurses has developed a comprehensive approach in the assessment, treatment and prevention of sports-related concussions, utilizing both neuropsychological evaluation and balance testing.

Neuropsychological Evaluation

Our program uses this diagnostic procedure to assess cognitive abilities, such as attention, memory, reasoning, language and perception. As part of this evaluation, we utilize Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT™) – a computerized test that accurately detect sports-related concussions. We are recognized as a credentialed ImPACT consultant.

ImPACT analyzes memory, brain processing speed, reaction time and post-concussive symptoms. It also enables doctors to conduct a 20-minute baseline evaluation of an athlete’s neuro-cognitive state, which physicians and athletic trainers can revisit in the event of a concussion during the season and determine when it is safe for the athlete to return to play. This ultimately helps the recovery process and prevents repeated concussions.

Balance Testing

Atlantic Sports Health can evaluate the three major parts of your body’s balance system, which includes your ability to:

  • determine touch, temperature and your body’s position in space (somatosensory)
  • balance or maintain equilibrium (vestibular)
  • see movement (visual)

To measure an athlete’s balance after concussion, we use a series of timed tests known as the balance error scoring system and programs such as the Biodex Balance System SD™ and the Play It S.A.F.E.® concussion management program.

Sports concussion services are available at both our Morristown and Sparta locations.

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Morristown Medical Center

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Overlook Medical Center

99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center

175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center

97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Hackettstown Medical Center

651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

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