If your child is involved in sports this season it is especially important to be aware of signs and symptoms that may be associated with a concussion.
Remember: if your child suffers a bump or blow to the head while on the field, they should be removed from play. If they are experiencing symptoms concerning for a concussion, they should not return to play until evaluated by their primary care provider!
Athletes are not the only ones to sustain concussions. A concussion can be caused by any type of bump or blow to the head. Falling on the playground, sustaining an accident on a bike or in a car, colliding with another child in daycare. If you are concerned or unsure whether your child has suffered a concussion, please call for an appointment.
Additional information on concussions can be found at
including a "HEADs UP" online training course for coaches, youth, parents and athletes.
Please take the time to read information below on concussion from Centers For Disease Control (CDC).
Heads Up to Schools: KNOW YOUR CONCUSSION ABCs
- A Fact Sheet for Parents
|What is a concussion?
A concussion is a type of brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works. A concussion is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. Even what seems to be a mild bump to the head can be serious.
Concussions can have a more serious effect on a young, developing brain and need to be addressed correctly.
| Laura Bellia - Certified Medical Assistant
We are delighted to announce that Laura is having her first child this fall. Sadly for us, she will take an indefinite leave to
be at home with her family.