Assessment & Treatment
Waypoint Wellness Center is now offering concussion assessment and treatment! Our Concussion Program provides comprehensive care to support patients who have experienced concussions due to sports injuries, falls, or motor vehicle accidents. We utilize a collaborative approach to identify and treat concussions in individuals ages 5 and older. Our clinicians provide an initial assessment of any post-concussion cognitive and emotional changes followed by a discussion of diagnosis and treatment plan with a qualified neuropsychologist. Depending on the need, patients may be referred to a psychiatric nurse practitioner to discuss medication options. Referrals for physical and occupational therapy are also available.
The most common symptoms of concussion include:
- Headache (This is the most common symptom.)
- Nausea or vomiting
- Temporary loss of consciousness
- Balance problems/dizziness/lightheadedness
- Double or blurry vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Sensitivity to light and noise
- Feeling tired or drowsy
- Changes in sleep patterns (sleeping much more or less than usual or can’t sleep)
- Trouble understanding and/or concentrating
- Depression or sadness
- Being irritable, nervous, and anxious
- Feelings of being “just not right” or in a “fog”
- Difficulty paying attention, forgetful, memory loss
Concussion assessment can be difficult when a clinician only has information about brain functioning after the injury. This is why Waypoint Wellness Center offers baseline testing so we have a record of how the brain functions normally. In the event of a head injury, a post-injury assessment is completed to determine the precise cognitive functions that have been impacted from the injury. This helps us more effectively track recovery and better inform patients on how to manage their brain injury.
Baseline assessment is strongly recommended for individuals at risk for head injury. Individuals at greatest risk for concussions include:
- Adolescents are at the highest risk
- Anyone with a previous concussion or suspected concussion
- Older adults or people at risk for falling
- Anyone that plays sports
- Individuals that ride bicycles
- Military personnel, especially if in contact with explosive devices
Our Concussion team also offers workshops to various groups at-risk for concessions. Our provider will come to you and present on concussion prevention, signs of a concussion, and treatment options following a concussion. This is a great option for sports teams of all ages. If you are intereseted in scheduling a workshop, please contact Dr. Kett at email@example.com.
Our multidisciplinary team of experts include:
- Dr. Tana Clarke, PhD – Clinical Psychologist, Credentialed ImPACT Consultant (CIC)
- Molly Stackhouse, MS, NCSP, ABSNP – Examiner
- Audré Codrington, MA, CAS – Examiner
- Rujvi Kamat, PhD. ABPP-CN – Neuropsychologist
- Danielle Mitsch, PNHMP-BC – Nurse Practitioner
Our team looks forward to providing our patients with individualized care to fully recover from their concussion! Please click the link below to schedule your appointment.