Concussion Awareness

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1.6 million to 3.8 million concussions occur each year. At Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin — the only health system in the region that provides an academic/community partnership — our experienced and dedicated team of sports medicine physicians, athletic trainers and physical therapists provide the highest quality care when you've been sidelined due to a suspected concussion.

Michael McCrea, PhD, professor of neurosurgery and director of brain injury research at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, describes a concussion, its symptoms, the importance of immediate care and the process for recovery.

Green Bay legend William Henderson offers concussion safety tips.

Concussion Research

Thank you to all who attended the Concussion Awareness and Safety event on July 30 at Miller Park. This free event featured Green Bay legend Dorsey Levens and gave coaches, athletic staff, parents and athletes a chance to hear from and interact with medical experts from Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Topics included current research and medical management of concussions.

To download a copy of the presentations from the evening, please click the links below.

Location Information

If you feel your athlete or child has suffered a concussion, care is just around the corner at one of our convenient community locations. To make an appointment at one of these locations or for more information, please call 800-272-3666.

Froedtert & the Medical College
of Wisconsin Sports Medicine Center
8700 Watertown Plank Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Community Memorial Hospital
Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center
North Hills Health Center
W129 N7055 Northfield Drive B-400
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

West Bend Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center
1190 E. Paradise Drive
West Bend, WI 53095

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Concussion Resources

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that interferes with normal brain function. A concussion can be caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or body.

Over 90 percent of concussions do not involve loss of consciousness. A concussion can happen to anyone in any sport or activity.

A concussion affects people in four areas of function:

  1. Physical – This describes how a person may feel: headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, etc.
  2. Thinking – Poor memory and concentration, the person responds to questions more slowly or asks repetitive questions. Concussion can cause an altered state of awareness.
  3. Emotions - A concussion can make a person more irritable or moody.
  4. Sleep – Concussions frequently cause changes in sleeping patterns, which can increase fatigue.

Learn more about the signs and symptoms of a concussion and what to do if you suspect a concussion by downloading our wallet card.

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