The UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program was the first of its kind when it opened its doors in 2000.
Since then, we've become a global leader in sports-related concussion:
With over 20,000 patient visits each year, our skilled team treats high school, college, and pro athletes from across the United States. Many are from MLB, the NHL, and the NFL.
And we also provide the same level of expert care to people of all ages who sustain concussions during routine activities.
In 2012, we moved into a second-floor wing at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex in the South Side of Pittsburgh. It's now our hub location for all things sports medicine, including concussions.
We've never stopped growing to meet our patients' needs. Our experts have office hours at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex and various other UPMC outpatient centers.
Pioneering ImPACT® (Immediate Post-concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing)
Designed by our experts, ImPACT is the most used — and the first of its kind — test to help assess concussion. It's also the first medical device of its kind, along with a pediatric version, to receive FDA clearance.
This tool provides doctors and athletic trainers with best practices to help them make safe return-to-play decisions.
The NFL, NHL, and more than 8,400 high schools and colleges across the U.S. have mandated ImPACT baseline concussion testing.
Providing Advanced Concussion Treatment
Our advanced concussion treatments include:
Conducting Evidence-based Concussion Research
Our program is a leading source for concussion research.
With hundreds of peer-reviewed concussion research studies already published, we continue to publish around 40 impactful and innovative studies each year.
You'll find our concussion research in high-impact journals such as:
- JAMA Neurology
- JAMA Pediatrics
- American Journal of Sports Medicine
- British Journal of Sports Medicine
Centers throughout the U.S. and world have adopted our program's evidence-based standard of concussion care because it:
- Leads to better assessment of concussions.
- Improves concussion awareness and education.
- Helps pioneer new concussion treatments and rehab methods.
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