Concussion clinic improves care through integration of specialties

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury, with transient brain impairment that naturally resolves, but can have prolonged symptoms for some individuals. The Concussion Treatment Clinic within...

Stanley A. Herring, M.D. Clinical Professor, Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, and Neurological Surgery University of Washington

Discovering the latest in TBI research, evaluation and treatment

For many graduate students, myself included, conferences and symposiums are little more than an opportunity to stuff your face with free food, nervously defend your most bewildering preliminary data,...

Innovative technologies used for the assessment of concussion and TBI

Neuropsychologists measure the relationship between how the brain is functioning and how people think and act as a result. Although they have incorporated advances in brain imaging to improve our...

The role of the athletic trainer in the concussion clinic

For many years athletic trainers have been on the sidelines helping concussed athletes, starting with the initial injury through the return-to-play process, and back onto the field. We use our...

Headers in soccer are a leading cause of concussion

American Football may still be the leading concussion injury for all sports in the US, but soccer caused the second highest number of concussions in high school sports. Soccer is also the number...

Get back in the game with ImPACT concussion testing

Having worked in the high school setting as an athletic trainer for eight years before coming to the OHSU Sports Medicine department, I have found that concussion management is one of the most...

Researcher seeks better ways to care for people post-concussion

The research surrounding concussions has been a heavy topic of discussion and strides are being taken to incorporate research findings into clinical and practical care of people...

Next OHSU brain awareness lecture: fighting traumatic brain injury

The impact of concussions and other traumatic brain injuries on society are staggering. How staggering? Consider these numbers: • Each year in the U.S., 3.4 million people suffer a traumatic...

Recovering from concussion: a long haul but I’m getting there

The first time I got hit was November 15, 2008, during my freshman year at Aloha High School, at basketball practice. I dove, a girl moved her knee and I smashed into it with my forehead. I was...