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.
“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.”
ImPACT® ( is the most widely used computerized neurocognitive evaluation tool. This scientifically validated evaluation was pioneered by experts at the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program and aids in the diagnosis and management of a concussion.
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[…]
Learn how the experts at the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program helped Walter overcome his concussion symptoms through an individualized treatment plan specific to his condition.
In 2017, faculty and fellows from the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program published more than 35 clinical research papers on concussion. Learn about some of these significant studies.
Go behind the scenes at the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program. Find out how we celebrate with our patients for sticking with treatment programs.
Exertion therapy is a service part of the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program. A physical therapist answers your questions about this part of concussion treatment.
To understand the specific nature of someone’s concussion, and ultimately the treatment and rehabilitation protocol, a comprehensive assessment is needed. Learn more.
Recent research has discovered a correlation between a family history of migraines and the probability of experiencing migraines after sustaining a concussion.