Health Topics

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Concussion

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that alters the way your brain functions. Although concussions usually are caused by a blow to the head, even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious. As many as 3.8 million sports- and recreation-related concussions occur in the U.S. each year.

October

Fitness & Weight Management
Eau Claire, WI In Person

This clinic is for student athletes (middle school and high school) injured at practices or events during the week.

Common injuries treated include:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Hand sprains and fractures
  • Overuse injuries
  • Shoulder and elbow injuries

Concussion evaluations or screenings are not offered during this clinic. Parental consent is required before treatment.

No appointment needed. Walk-in only.

Go to Sports Medicine for more information on sports-related injuries and issues.

In The News

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June 8, 2022

From The Blog

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As fall approaches and students prepare to return to school, many look forward to the return of fall and winter sports. However, there are risks associated with sports participation, including concussion.

September 1, 2017

Baseline concussion testing helped prevent Lake City football player from returning too soon

Before football season officially started this fall, 14-year-old Grant Borgschatz found himself sidelined. A concussion took him out of play for nearly a month. Baseline concussion testing helped him get back in the game safely.

September 26, 2014

What is a concussion?

Concussions are a hot topic in sports, especially when it comes to the health of our children. What is a concussion? How is it diagnosed? How can it be prevented? Learn all this and more.

September 4, 2014