St. Jude Concussion Clinic
We bring a unique expertise to evaluating and successfully treating concussion
in children and adults. Our nationally-recognized success in brain injury,
sports medicine, pain management, emergency medicine and neurological
recovery work together to offer the advanced knowledge and experience
to treat the physical, emotional and cognitive effects of concussion and
help you recover.
Through accurate diagnosis, state-of-the-art treatment and individualized
care, we can help you return to sports, work, school or everyday activities safely.
For over 20 years, our expertise in traumatic brain injury has placed us
among the best in the nation. Our experts include:
• Physicians, including board-certified specialists in rehabilitation,
neurology, sports medicine and neuropsychologists
• Physical therapists with advanced degrees in neurological and vestibular
conditions, and who specialize in ImPACT testing
• Speech language pathologists
• Occupational therapists with advanced training in cognitive rehabilitation
• Athletic trainers
Diagnosis and Treatment
We assess the entire range of possible symptoms—from memory and concentration,
to neurorecognition and vestibular status—to ensure early identification
of any barriers to successfully returning to school, work, sports or daily
State-of-the-art assessment tools, such as ImPACT testing (computerized
testing used by the NFL, NHL and MLB to measure brain functions such as
attention and reaction time) bring a precision and accuracy to our recovery
and treatment plans. Computerized balance testing (NeuroCom and VSR balance
programs) offer more precise assessment of physical symptoms such as coordination
Our comprehensive services include:
• Vestibular therapy to improve balance
• Oculomotor dysfunction assessment to identify issues with focus
• Cognitive assessment and rehabilitation to treat problems with concentrating,
multitasking, memory, speech, and organization
• Return-to-sport rehabilitation, including sport-specific training
• Return-to-sport approval
• Return-to-learn/school rehabilitation and skill recovery, including
collaboration with school for support and accommodation
• Return-to-work rehabilitation and skill recovery
• Counseling to address depression, anxiety or other emotional effects
• Identification and treatment of neurologic and neck dysfunction
• Pain management
What is a Concussion?
A forceful hit to the head or any part of the body, causing the brain to
shake quickly back and forth, can result in a concussion. While often
linked to athletes and sports, a concussion can occur to anyone at any
time: falls and car accidents are two of the most common causes.
Most people recover within two weeks, with symptoms gradually improving
each day. Symptoms that grow worse—or aren’t getting better—need
to be evaluated by a physician experienced in concussion management.
Although a concussion is considered a “mild” traumatic brain
injury, when not treated properly, it can lead to serious long-term problems.
Physician referral is required. By appointment only. Hours: Monday –
Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
For questions, please call (714) 578-8706 ext. 2328.
Symbols of Quality
Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities
We are one of the only
CARF (Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited
programs in the state for Traumatic Brain Injury, which means our training,
expertise, and outcomes are among the very few to meet CARF’s rigorous
standards. Accreditation signifies that a hospital's program represents
the highest quality, value, and optimal outcomes for the individuals served.
Our experts are trained in specialized ImPACT testing, designed to assess
brain function after an injury has occurred..