Diagnosis and treatment of concussions

All concussions are serious — knowing the signs and finding the right treatment can prevent further injury. Norton Neuroscience Institute Sports Neurology Center is the first of its kind in Kentucky to provide a progressive and rehabilitative approach for treating athletes and getting them back in the game after concussion.

Athletes typically seek treatment for a concussion when they experience the following symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty concentrating

Expert diagnosis and technology to treat concussion

The center combines the expertise of nationally known sports concussion authority Tad D. Seifert, M.D., with facilities and technology that elevate treatment.

Dr. Seifert is an independent neurotrauma consultant for the National Football League and heads the NCAA Headache Task Force. He also serves on the board of directors for the National Headache Foundation. Currently, Dr. Seifert is the team neurologist for several Kentucky and Indiana colleges. He also is chairman of the Kentucky Boxing & Wrestling Commission’s Medical Advisory Panel.

Norton Sports Health uses ImPACT (immediate postconcussion assessment and cognitive testing) software. The computer-based test helps specialists determine the extent of a concussion and make safe return-to-play decisions. Norton Neuroscience Institute Sports Neurology Center specialists strive to treat patients within 48 to 72 hours of injury.

Norton Neuroscience Institute Sports Neurology Center uses a treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike, heavy bag and other sports-specific equipment to assist with baseline and postinjury testing, visual and vestibular therapy and telemedicine capabilities. This allows for seamless care during recovery.

Get convenient concussion care

Through the Norton Sports Health team approach to treatment, you have access to a variety of care and support. You can expect to work with various professionals throughout your treatment journey, including athletic trainers, physical therapists, and nutritionists.

Norton Sports Health also offers injury clinics to aid in the diagnosis of concussion. Saturday Sports Injury Clinics aim to address the needs of the fall sport athlete, including football and soccer. The clinic is staffed with orthopedic specialists, neurologists and athletic trainers. The clinic provides access to a full range of diagnostic tools.

Norton Neuroscience Institute Sports Neurology Center
Norton Medical Plaza 3 – St. Matthews, Suite 101
4123 Dutchmans Lane
Louisville, Kentucky
(502) 899-6782

Concussion resources

Learn more about Dr. Seifert’s concussion work:

About Norton Sports Health

No matter what type of athlete you are, Norton Sports Health can provide you with the care you need. From high school to professional, from older adults to weekend warriors, we prevent sports-related injuries and get you back to the activities you enjoy.

  • Norton Sports Health specialists are trained and experienced in caring for sports-related injuries and conditions.
  • Our team includes orthopedists, neurologists, primary care physicians, professional athletic trainers and physical therapists.
  • Our providers work together to provide advanced care for athletes and individuals of all ages.
  • We design customized programs that meet your specific needs and help get you back to your active lifestyle.
  • Our sports health specialists serve as medical directors for the Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon/Marathon.
  • We provide athletic trainers to high schools and colleges in Louisville and Southern Indiana.
MEET OUR SPECIALISTS
Concussion – 502-899-6782

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