UPMC’s nationally recognized concussion program is now accessible to residents of central Pennsylvania. The new concussion clinic provides individualized treatment plans based on the patient’s specific needs and goals for recovery.
Brandon Gillie, PhD, is a clinical neuropsychologist with the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program. Dr. Gillie provides expert concussion care to patients in the greater Altoona area. Because all concussions are different, Dr. Gillie works with each patient to develop a unique treatment plan that is specific to their own recovery goals.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury. Concussions can happen to anyone, anywhere — on the road, at work, at home, or on the playing field. Getting prompt and effective treatment is crucial to recovery.
With nearly 3 million sports related concussions a year and awareness for this serious condition growing, you might be wondering exactly what a concussion is. The word concussion comes from Latin and means “to shake violently.”
The UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program is helping people everywhere rethink concussions. To help demystify some of the misconceptions about concussion, Dr. Micky Collins breaks down the most common “neuromythology” being perpetuated today.
Different concussions can have different symptoms and treatment plans. Follow along to understand what is typically associated with each.
The road to recovering from a concussion can be made longer by pre-existing conditions such as learning disabilities, a history of migraines, motion sickness, or eye misalignment. These can all play a role in lengthening the recovery time for concussions.
If you suffer a mood/anxiety concussion, excessive worrying may seem to take over your life, among other symptoms. Click the link below to understand this disorienting type of concussion and to learn about treatment options.