The University of Kansas Health System

Concussion Care

Center for Concussion Management

A bump on the head is serious business. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical to getting back to a normal life. And while you may have been led to believe that only an athlete can suffer a concussion, the truth is anyone can. If you’ve hit your head in a fall or been in a car accident – or any number of other accidents – you might be suffering from a concussion or brain injury.

Doctors at The University of Kansas Hospital treat mild to severe concussions in adults and young people – not just athletes. They assess symptoms to make sure the care given helps your brain heal so memory and cognitive functioning are fully restored and the chances of a second concussion are minimal.

The Center for Concussion Management is innovative in the field of concussion research and treatment. The care team is led by four physicians from different specialties and a patient navigator. They are supported by nurses and other caregivers at the hospital, and a research component involves staff at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

ImPACT evaluation

ImPACT, immediate post-concussion assessment and cognitive testing, is a computerized concussion evaluation tool. It is used to help provide useful information to practitioners in making sound return to play decisions following concussions. Learn more.

Fast and effective treatment of concussions is important for getting back to a normal life. Our physicians want to make sure you are healthy before, during and after a traumatic brain injury. Offering assessments before a head injury occurs can provide a baseline if a diagnosis is needed at a later time. And following up after an injury assures that the risk of post-concussion syndrome or a second concussion is low.

To make an appointment, call 913-588-1227.