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UPMC Concussion Program Team Approach

The experts at the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program believe the best way to manage and rehabilitate a concussion is through an individualized treatment plan based on the patient’s specific needs and goals for recovery.

Rethink Concussions

HeadsUP Pittsburgh Partnership

“HeadsUP Pittsburgh is a partnership between UPMC Sports Medicine and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation to offer baseline concussion testing, as well as educational programs, to athletes in every major sport, cheerleading, dance, and countless other physical activities. In 2020, the tenth year of the HeadsUP Pittsburgh program, we are offering baseline concussion testing for athletes 10+ from Monday, June 29th through Friday, July 31st at Pittsburgh, Cranberry Township, and Erie locations.”

Sidelined By Concussion: Rethinking The Restful Approach To Recovery

Among the many challenges to providing proper post-concussion assessment and treatment, such as a lack of biomarkers for concussion, no imaging techniques to fully diagnose the injury, and the numerous “neuro-mythologies” surrounding it, one of the hardest hurdles to overcome is debunking the myths surrounding concussion. And what is the[…]