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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 United States each year.

In The News

Grant awarded for Menomonie area student-athlete baseline concussion screening

Free ImPACT baseline concussion tests are available to student-athletes in the area.

May 26, 2017

From The Blog

The real impact of a concussion

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.

Russell Bergum DO By Russell Bergum 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