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Concussion Management

Safeguarding Athletes’ Long-Term Health

Ellis Physical Therapy offers baseline testing, post-concussion injury evaluation and treatment using the latest state-of-the-art technology.

Understanding the Risks

  • More than 1.6 million sport-related concussions occur each year.
  • Even mild concussions are difficult to quickly and accurately diagnose.
  • Young athletes with a concussion are four times more likely to sustain a bone or joint injury.

Comprehensive Evaluation

  • A balance assessment is recommended at the start of each sport season by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Football League (NFL).
  • Designed for NASA and used exclusively by professional sports organizations, the NeuroCom® Balance Master™ provides comprehensive balance assessments.
  • Ellis is one of only two organizations in the Capital Region with the NeuroCom® Balance Master™ and the only facility with stability testing designed exclusively for evaluating an athlete’s balance.

Better Data = Better Decisions

Proper concussion care leads to safer play and return-to-play decisions. Ellis Physical Therapy uses a three-pronged approach for the most accurate and objective determination on when an athlete is ready to return to play by providing:

  1. Symptom Screening
  2. Cognitive Testing
  3. Balance Assessment

How Can We Help?

Pre-season screenings for high school and college athletes (including memory testing and balance evaluation) are offered at a cost of $50.

Post-injury comprehensive evaluations and treatment are provided by our specialized team. These interventions follow the latest evidence-based guidelines for return to play and are covered by most insurances.

Ellis Concussion Management In The News

NBC-13, WNYT -  July 23, 2014
Look TV - August 28, 2014
CBS-6, WRGB - October 2, 2014
Times Union - November 27, 2015

Contact Us

Medical Arts Building, Suite 302
Nott Street, Schenectady, NY

Ellis Physical Therapy
939 Route 146, Building 500, Clifton Park

To schedule an appointment, or for more information, please call one of our locations listed above.