- Step 1
1. Schedule Baseline Testing before start of season
2. Education of athletes, parents and coaches
- Step 2
If you suspect that a player has a concussion:
1. Remove athlete from play
2. Keep athlete out of play until properly evaluated
3. Inform athlete's parents or guardians about the known or possible concussion, and when to seek immediate medical attention
- Step 3
Contact Dr. Irving Williams, II, CIC for evaluation and ImPACT™ testing within 24-72 hours.
- Step 4
Dr. Williams will determine when it is safe for the athlete to return to play, and provide a letter to allow athlete to return only at appropriate time.
Any body who is suspected of having a concussion should be evaluated within 24-72 hours by a Credentialed ImPACT Consultant (CIC). After the neuropsychological assessment and evaluation a comprehensive individual concussion management plan is developed. The goals include education, academic support and ultimately return-to-play without permanent, serous brain injury. As a former High School All-State (MD), All-Met (DC), NCAA Division 1, and professional athlete; now a pediatrician and coach, Dr. Irving Williams, II, CIC, knows and understands the need to succeed on the field and in the classroom. Consultation is also available for schools, teams, clubs, and leagues to provide concussion education, awareness and management.
What is a Concussion?
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works.more
What is ImPACT?
ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is the most widely used and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system.more
Sports Concussion Clinic
Any body who is suspected of having a concussion should be evaluated within 24-72 hours by a Credentialed ImPACT Consultant (CIC).more