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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.

Classes & Events

Walk-in sports physicals

Special Event

Mankato, MN
07/25/2018
5-8 p.m.

In The News

$20 sports physicals walk-in clinic in Mankato

On July 25, student athletes can stop by and receive a Minnesota State High School League pre-participation physical from Mayo Clinic experts.

July 10, 2018

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