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.
An athlete may appear:
An athlete may experience:
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:
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.