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Concussion and Brain Injury Clinic

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Children and teens who have experienced a brain injury, including concussions or more serious events, require ongoing medical management to ensure appropriate follow-up care.

To promote optimal assessment and management, the Miami Children’s Brain Institute is pleased to offer a Concussion and Brain Injury Clinic as part of its expanding Brain Injury Evaluation and Neuroprotection (BIEN) Program.
 
The Concussion and Brain Injury Clinic offers:
  • Neurologic evaluation and assessment of neuroimaging needs
  • Care plan development for resumption of school and activities
  • Guidance and supervision of return to physical activity
  • Clearance for return to competitive sport participation
  • Long-term management of symptoms of post-concussive syndrome

What is a Concussion?

Any direct or indirect trauma to the head and/or neck that results in any of the following symptoms:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Balance problems
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Fatigue
  • Drowsiness
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Feeling more emotional
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Feeling like “in a fog”
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty remembering/amnesia
  • Visual problems

For children who exhibit one symptom for a brief period of time, this may be a liberal definition. However, there are some children who recover initially, but with subsequent exertion have delayed onset of symptoms.


For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call 786-268-1789.