Twice concussed and frustrated with her recovery, Jane found an article about the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program and decided to make an appointment.
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At 56, Judy, of Gloucester, Mass., still swims competitively. As she was doing the backstroke, she miscounted her strokes and hit her head on the pool’s wall. Unbeknownst to her, she sustained a concussion. CONCUSSION SYMPTOMS “At first, I had no symptoms whatsoever,” recalls Judy. “In fact, I continued my[…]
Be Captain of Your Health Squad: Facts About Cheerleading and Concussions Did you know…? The overall injury rate in cheerleading is low, but concussion is the most common injury. Percent of all cheerleading injuries that are concussion: 31.1% Unlike other sports, most cheerleading injuries (78.8%) occur during practice rather[…]
During his final football game of the season, Jordan sustained a concussion.
In November 2016, during the first hockey game of the season, Jennifer was hit against the dasher boards multiple times.
Micky Collins, PhD, executive and clinical director at the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program, follows an active treatment approach to concussion. He led a study that found that children who exercised within one week of sustaining a concussion reported 50 percent fewer symptoms one month later, compared to those who rested.
Micky Collins, PhD, executive and clinical director of the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program separates fact from fiction when it comes to sports concussions.
ImPACT® ( is the most widely used computerized neurocognitive evaluation tool. This scientifically validated evaluation was pioneered by experts at the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program and aids in the diagnosis and management of a concussion.