Concussions are a type of brain injury caused by a blow or jolt to the head. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and can disrupt the way the brain normally works. This affects a persons ability to function in social, work and school situations. Despite improvements to protective gear, the reality is that concussions can and do happen when playing sports or engaging in athletic activity.
Early recognition, evaluation and treatment of a concussion by an expert can prevent serious complications and facilitate long-term healing.
Our clinic brings together a medical physician, neuropsychologist, and athletic trainers to provide a comprehensive, holistic and integrated approach to concussion evaluation and treatment for people who have received an athletic-related head injury.
The Sports Concussion Clinic is currently held on Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only. Call 616.267.7600 to schedule an appointment.
Matthew C. Axtman, DO, is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and specializes in non-operative care for children and adults with sports-related injuries or conditions.
Michael Lawrence, PhD, ABPP-CN, is a clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in evaluations and psychotherapy for neurologically compromised individuals.
Our concussion experts work with athletes of all levels and are backed by a dedicated team that helps coordinate additional care and services for our patients as needed. This may include balance training, occupational or speech therapy, or sports psychology.