A concussion is a brain injury caused by an abrupt rotation or acceleration/ deceleration of the brain inside the unbending skull.
It produces a temporary alteration in the activity of the brain and a disruption in the brain’s normal use of energy.
Concussion can occur even in the absence of a loss of consciousness. In fact, more concussions have no loss of consciousness than those with loss of consciousness!
Concussion testing and concussion evaluation is the first, crucial step to understanding the effects of your concussion upon your functioning.
The concussion testing or concussion evaluation consists of an interview as to what happened, your signs and symptoms relating to the concussion, your medical history, and administration of ImPACT–a 20 minute computer administered cognitive test battery measuring your neuropsychological functioning which can reflect the temporary effects of concussion upon your functioning.
When the evaluation is complete, we will review with you the findings and offer detailed guidance for management and treatment of your concussion symptoms. The goal is to get you back to work, school or athletic play as soon as possible.
We are among the most experienced clinicians evaluating the effects of concussion and return to play of any in the area. We have evaluated thousands of individuals with mild traumatic brain injuries, and Dr. van Gorp started, and directed the Columbia Concussion Clinic at Columbia University prior to establishing a private practice. These same services are now available in our private office.
We also offer advice and documentation for academic or workplace accommodations in light of your injury and symptoms.
See Dr. van Gorp’s recent mention in an article on the NHL and concussion in the New York Times. Also, Dr. van Gorp was also recently quoted in this important article discussing concussions.
Hi Dr. van Gorp:
You have been enlightening and a tremendous help throughout this process; we really appreciate it.