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Rebound Advanced Concussion Center

Rebound Advanced Concussion Center

The Shriners Hospitals for Children — Tampa Rebound Advanced Concussion Center opened in September 2016. Pediatric experts at the concussion center evaluate and treat children, teens and young athletes who have sustained concussions and/or other types of mild traumatic brain injuries.

What is a concussion?

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head, or a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. This fast movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging the brain cells.

Only a health care provider should assess a child or teen for a possible concussion. Concussion signs and symptoms are sometimes evident immediately following trauma, while at other times, may not be evident for hours or even days. The brain needs time to heal after a concussion. A child’s or teen’s return to school and sports should be a gradual process that is carefully managed and monitored by the Rebound Advanced Concussion Center’s medical team.

What services are offered at the Rebound Advanced Concussion Center?

Our concussion program services include:

  • Medical consultation/examination for recent concussions
  • Consultation to determine when it is appropriate for students to return to academics
  • Consultation to determine when it is safe for athletes to return to sports
  • Neuropsychological evaluation to assess cognitive skills that can be affected by a concussion (e.g. processing speed, attention, memory)
  • Development of treatment plans to support recovery, address school matters and manage changes in behavior
  • EyeLink, a visual tracking test to help determine when it is safe for a child to return to school and sports
  • Referrals as needed to pediatric specialists in physical/occupational therapy, education, behavioral health, neurosurgery, neurology and related medical disciplines
  • Rehabilitative care for post-concussion conditions (headaches, balance issues, etc.)
  • Coordination of care with primary health care providers, athletic staff, educators and other relevant personnel

The Rebound Advanced Concussion Center brings together doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists and a variety of specialists from different departments to provide the most individualized, comprehensive care.

Our team of experts

The Rebound Advanced Concussion Center's medical team is led by Richard Radecki, M.D.

How to schedule an appointment

PLease call us at 813-975-7106 to set up an appointment.

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