The Lurie Children's Difference
Because concussions can affect children’s cognitive abilities in school, we’ve structured the Concussion Program to address our patients’ academic needs, as well as provide them with appropriate guidance regarding safe return to sports and physical activities. Our team stays in contact with academic and athletic staff at the schools throughout the treatment process to make sure our patients have a smooth and appropriate transition back to both the classroom and to physical activities.
All of our patients are evaluated by a multidisciplinary team of concussion specialists, including pediatric sports medicine physicians, a pediatric advanced practice nurse and, certified athletic trainers; this team approach ensures comprehensive evaluation and management of each injury.
Additionally, all of our specialists are actively involved in pediatric concussion research to further global understanding of these injuries and improve treatment.