A concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury, is the most common type of brain injury that temporarily disrupts brain function. Sometimes, the results of a concussion can have long term affects. Concussions happen when your head is jarred by a variety of causes, such as a blow or a fall.
We are dedicated to preventing concussions and providing education. However, if you believe you’ve experienced a concussion, our specialists can diagnose, treat and manage your condition – whether you’re hurt on the field or at home.
Banner - University Sports Medicine and Concussion Specialists take a comprehensive approach to concussion care. We provide baseline concussion testing for children and adults to identify neurocognitive, balance, fine motor and visual integration issues.
We offer concussion care for children and adults, including youth and professional athletes.
A variety of concussion tests, including baseline testing, are available at Banner Health to check whether you have a concussion and the extent of brain injury. Some tests also help in monitoring the healing process.
Our goal is to provide you with the best care possible.
Want to know more about concussions?
You’ve probably heard about concussion as it relates to football players. But, did you know, a simple fall can trigger a concussion too? Instead of fearing the worst, though, and thinking you are alone in dealing with the possibility, Banner Health experts can help you understand the basics of concussion, and how to manage it. We are here to answer your questions and help find the best and safest treatment options.
Learn more about exceptional concussion care near you.
The Banner - University Sports Medicine and Concussion Specialists, located on the campus of Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix,is one of the few facilities in the United States to offer baseline testing, which serves as a point of reference of an individual’s normal, or baseline, brain function. This is important to get a better of changes in your brain’s functioning after an injury.
Banner Concussion Center brings together a medical team of using advanced technology. The team offers comprehensive rehabilitation for the brain injury, which results in a quicker and more complete recovery.
The partnership between Banner Health and the University of Arizona brings clinical care delivery, education and research to the forefront of the patient experience.
Learn more about the specialized care from the Rehabilitation Institute, the Brain Injury Center and Sports Medicine Center, all a part of the specialized and collaborative care model the Banner – University Medicine Institutes provide out of the hospital campus at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix.
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