Division of Sports Medicine
About the Sports Concussion Clinic
Boston Children’s Hospital’s Sports Concussion Clinic started in 2007, and has since been treating patients older than 8 who have concussive brain injuries.
Our mission is to provide cutting-edge care to athletes suffering from concussive brain injuries and provide education to patients and families about recovery and prevention.
One of the best things an athlete can do is to undergo ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) baseline testing before suffering a concussion, because it shows the athlete’s normal, healthy level of cognitive function. We can then use that data to help guide the athlete's recovery.
ImPACT baseline testing, which takes only 20 to 25 minutes, tests memory and reaction time, and it is recommended that athletes age 11 to 14 repeat the test every six months, while athletes ages 15 to 18 should undergo testing every 12 months.
Has your youth athlete had an ImPACT baseline test done?
ImPACT provides computerized neurocognitive assessment tools and services to determine an athlete's ability to return to play after suffering a concussion. Athletes can receive an ImPACT baseline test without insurance or co-pay for $25. Please contact our office at 781-216-1328 to make an appointment or to ask about our group rate. Baseline testing available at our locations in Boston and Waltham. Follow up care available at all sports medicine locations of care: Boston, Waltham, Lexington and Peabody.
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Concussion Signs and Symptoms
Contact the Sports Concussion Clinic
If you think you or your child has recently sustained a sport-related concussion, please contact us as soon as possible at 781-216-1328. Appointments available in our Boston, Waltham, Lexington and Peabody locations.
Did You Know?
From the US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Each year, as many as 3.8 million sports- and recreation-related concussions occur across the U.S.
- Athletes who have had at least one concussion are at an increased risk for another concussion.
- A child that endures repeated concussions before the brain fully recovers from the first one can experience damage and swelling to the brain—and even death. This is called “second impact syndrome.”