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. Depending on the need, patients may be referred to a psychiatric nurse practitioner to discuss medication options and/or therapist to engage in therapy addressing concussion-related symptoms. 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
If you are interested in getting a baseline assessment for yourself or your child, please fill out this google form. The baseline assessment costs $20 per athlete. Waypoint staff will email you a link to complete the imPACT test (baseline assessment) at home. We will provide instructions on how to administer the test to your athlete. Waypoint will store the results for comparison after concussion injury.
Our Concussion team also offers workshops to various groups at-risk for concussions. 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 interested in scheduling a workshop, please contact Dr. Kett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our multidisciplinary team of experts include:
- Dr. Tana Clarke, PhD – Clinical Psychologist, Credentialed ImPACT Consultant (CIC)
- Dr. Allyson Kett, PsyD – Clinical Psychologist
- Scott Brain, MS, Ed., NCSP – Examiner
- Audré Codrington, MA, CAS – Examiner
- Danielle Mitsch, PNHMP-BC – Nurse Practitioner
Our team looks forward to providing you or your child with individualized care to fully recover from your concussion! Please click the link below to schedule your appointment.