Concussion Clinic

MetroHealth’s Concussion Clinic team consists of several board-certified physicians who specialize in brain injury medicine as well as another specializing in sports medicine. We have a neuropsychologist on staff, and many therapists with neurologic rehabilitation expertise.

MetroHealth is a comprehensive rehabilitation facility and trauma center. We offer speech, physical and occupational therapy, and trauma rehabilitation. Our specialists learn about your injury and your health. We review your challenges and activities and develop a recovery plan just for you.

To make an appointment, call 216-778-4414.

Referrals are not required, though many of our patients are referred by their doctors.

About Concussions

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that results in temporary loss of normal brain function. Some people with concussions have obvious signs of injury, such as bleeding or losing consciousness. But sometimes, concussions come with no immediate signs of trauma.

A concussion can impair your concentration, judgment and reflexes. Concussions can also affect speech, balance and muscle coordination. It's not unusual for people with concussions to be confused. They might not remember what happened right before or after the injury.

The body has a remarkable ability to heal. But the brain sometimes heals quite slowly, and a concussion can have a long-lasting impact on your ability to handle everyday tasks.

Treatment Plan

Early on, we typically prescribe rest. We determine what activities are safe for you to participate in, and give you a list of tasks to avoid for now. Once you're feeling better, we help you safely return to your normal life.

If your concussion was particularly serious, you might need physical therapy to treat dizziness and boost your balance skills. If recovery is taking a long time, after an initial period of rest, reconditioning can help improve stamina and decrease symptoms. Treatments might be needed for sore neck, back or shoulder muscles.

Additional Help

  • Speech and language pathologists help with cognitive abilities.
  • Dealing with challenges like overstimulation or managing workflow.
  • Completing insurance paperwork and legal paperwork generated by your concussion event.