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Gaylord Center for
Concussion Care Brochure
Our Center for Concussion Care offers a comprehensive program that provides individualized care for teens and adults who’ve had a concussion. Our interdisciplinary team of specially trained experts has a long and successful history of treating brain injuries. Working collaboratively, our team – physiatrists, neuropsychologists, sports medicine physical therapists, vestibular/balance physical therapists, certified athletic trainers and, if necessary, audiologists, occupational therapists and speech therapists – can evaluate you and provide a customized plan of care. Drawing on the resources of both our Wallingford and North Haven campuses, our bilingual clinicians and support staff will guide you and your family on the path to a successful recovery.
Download the Outpatient Physician Referral Form and take it to your physician for completion.
A concussion is a short-lived brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. It can be the result of a fall, car accident, or moderate blow to the head. The majority, however, are sports-related. A concussion changes how the cells in the brain normally work, which can result in a variety of symptoms including impaired physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral functioning. In time, these symptoms typically resolve themselves. Most concussions occur without the loss of consciousness, and structural injuries are rarely noted on the patient’s MRI or CT scans. However, even when the physical or emotional symptoms of a concussion have diminished, the brain may still not be fully healed.
If someone has suffered a bump or blow to the head, look for the following signs. Symptoms can last for hours, days, weeks, or longer.
Every traumatic brain injury or concussion is unique. Our team of experts will carefully evaluate and assess your injury, so they can create the most effective program to support your recovery. Depending on your injury, your evaluation and treatment may include:
Most patients come to Gaylord after their Primary Care Provider has confirmed the diagnosis of a concussion. Neurologists also refer patients to us, when they feel that a comprehensive recovery program will be beneficial. If you think you've had a concussion, talk with your Primary Care Provider.
Outpatient Physician Referral Form
Center for Concussion Care Appointments: (203) 284-2888, Option 1
Fax: (203) 294-8705