Wright State Physicians Concussion Clinic

Get back in the game with Wright State Physicians Concussion Clinic

When athletes experience a concussion, they want to be seen by a physician who can provide the best care possible. Professionals at Wright State Physicians Concussion Clinic are experienced in evaluating concussions. They can determine how serious a concussion is and when it is safe to return to sports.

What is a concussion?

A concussion is a brain injury resulting in physiologic changes in how the brain works. It is a blow to the head or body that then transmits force to the brain. A mild bump or blow to the head can be serious and should be evaluated to determine an appropriate treatment plan. Signs and symptoms of concussion can show up immediately but may be delayed. If an athlete has a concussion, his or her brain needs time to heal.

Concussion signsWoman playing soccer

An athlete may appear:
  • Dazed
  • Confused
  • Forgetful
  • Unsure
  • Clumsy
  • Slow

Concussion symptoms

An athlete may experience:
  • Headache or pressure in the head
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Balance problems or dizziness
  • Double or blurry vision
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Feeling sluggish or foggy
  • Concentration or memory problems
  • Confusion
  • Behavioral or emotional changes

New law concerning concussion management

The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Board of Directors approved a new OHSAA Concussion Policy and Regulations, which brings OHSAA member schools into compliance with the recently passed Ohio House Bill 143. The new regulations went into effect on April 26, 2013. Ohio law states that coaches and referees are required to pull athletes out of practice or games if they show signs or report symptoms of a concussion. Athletes will not be allowed to play until cleared by a physician or authorized licensed health care provider.

Wright State Physicians Concussion Clinic:

  • Evaluates athletes for concussion
  • Develops personalized concussion treatment plans for athletes
  • Provides ImPACT® neurocognitive assessment tools
  • Communicates with an athlete’s school athletic trainer to ensure continuity of care
  • Determines when it is safe for athletes to return to sports

Corey Ellis, M.D.

Corey Ellis, M.D.

Corey Ellis, M.D., is the director of the Wright State Physicians Concussion Clinic and an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine and rehabilitation and family medicine at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Ellis completed a pediatric sports medicine fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and is board certified in primary care sports medicine and family medicine. Dr. Ellis serves as a team physician for Wright State University Athletics and sports medicine physician for Beavercreek High School.

 


Contact:
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Wright State Physicians Health Center
725 University Blvd.
Fairborn, OH 45324

Phone: (937) 208-2091
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