Concussions are caused by a direct blow to the head or aggressive shaking of the head and/or upper body – you do NOT need to hit your head to get a concussion.

– History of past concussions.

– Neck weakness.

– Risky behaviors.


– Fogginess.

– Confusion.

– Loss of consciousness.

– Dizziness.

– Nausea/vomiting.

– Trouble falling asleep.

– Trouble concentrating.

– Fatigue/drowsiness.

– “Not themselves.” 

– Emotional or behavioral changes.

At Home Diagnostic Tests

– Symptom checklist (SCAT 5).


At Home Care

– Rest.

– Avoid symptom provoking activity.


Inspired Athletx Treatment

After diagnosis by our certified athletic trainers or doctors of physical therapy, you will begin a customized recovery program that may include manual therapy for neck pain and headaches, balance and visual activities, and progressive return to sport specific exercises.  Each concussion is different, so your path to recovery may look different from concussion to concussion or athlete to athlete.  Fun Fact:  Our Dr. Molly King created, implemented, and oversees the use of a concussion protocol for the jockeys at Canterbury Park and harness racing drivers at Running Aces.