Coastal Orthopedics Launches Comprehensive Concussion ProgramFebruary 6, 2013 at 10:39 am | Posted in Coastal Orthopedics, Concussion Management, Sports Medicine | Leave a comment
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Featuring Bradenton’s Only Physician Credentialed in the ImPACT Testing System
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 1 million people a year sustain a concussion injury. If left untreated or undiagnosed, a concussion may lead to long-term brain damage, like sleeping problems, mental disorders and depression. To assist patients in lowering their risk of the lasting effects of a concussion, we’re announcing the launch of a Comprehensive Concussion Program lead by our newest Physician and Concussion Management Specialist, Jeremy Ng, MD.
From diagnosis, to treatment, and recovery, the program will consist of a full spectrum of concussion management services, which include:
- Complete medical evaluation
- Physical and comprehensive neurological exam
- Computerized neurocognitive assessment using the ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) Testing System.
Dr. Ng is the first and only Credentialed ImPACT Consultant (CIC) in Bradenton.
In addition to treatment, the Coastal Orthopedics Concussion Management Team will also counsel patients on returning to school and athletic activities, as well as provide recommendations for academic accommodations during recovery and rehabilitation. Awareness is key to prevention, which is why the Concussion Program will also offer presentations and educational materials for school officials, coaches, and parents to help them recognize the symptoms of a concussion and how to respond properly when a head injury does occur.
Patients in the program can be seen at two of our Bradenton-area locations: Pointe West Medical Plaza, 6015 Pointe West Blvd. and Lakewood Ranch Medical Park, 8340 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.
“Expanding our practice to include a Comprehensive Concussion Program allows our team to further provide quality care to our patients,” says Coastal Orthopedics CEO, Paige LeMay. “With the addition of Dr. Ng and his concussion management expertise, we can effectively further our role as leaders in providing cutting-edge medical care.”