Concussions

Download the Semmes Murphey Concussion Brochure in PDF format.

Concussion Management Program at Semmes Murphey

Semmes Murphey has a multi-disciplinary Concussion Management Team, represented by specialists in the areas of clinical neurology, neuropsychology, neuroradiology, neurosurgery, physiatry, and physical therapy. To ensure optimum treatment for concussed patients, the team works closely to assess possible concussions and determine an appropriate plan for treatment.

Our process may include (but not limited to):

  • Outpatient neurologic examination
  • Vestibular assessment/intervention
  • Neurocognitive testing
  • Neuroimaging (MRI)
  • Neurophysiologic assessment (EEG, EMG)

We also work closely with parents, coaches, athletic trainers, employers, and/or school officials to develop an appropriate return-to-work, return-to-school, or return-to-play plan. Currently, our clinical staff consults with various local high schools (including MUS Hutchison, St. George’s, St. Agnes, and CBHS), universities (including University of Memphis and Rhodes), semi-pro leagues (Mississippi River Kings), and pro teams (Memphis Grizzlies), in the assessment and treatment of possible sports concussions.

 

 

 

Semmes Murphey concussion article in Health+Fitness Magazine

 

Additional Resources

Fact Sheet for Teachers

Checklist for Signs and Symptoms of Concussion

Online Training Course for parents, coaches, etc.

Poster on Signs & Symptoms of Concussion

Concussion Fact Sheet for Athletes

Concussion Fact Sheet for Parents

Concussion Guide for Coaches

Guide for Developing Sports Concussion Policies

AAN Sports Concussion Toolkit

Sports Related Concussions in Youth

Download a free Concussion App for Android or Apple iOS

 

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