Our Sports Medicine physicians at Loyola University Medical Center hold several conferences throughout the year to discuss and present on topics that are being talked about in the news. Concussions is one of the topics we discuss the most. The athletic trainers at the schools we cover know that our Primary Care Sports Medicine physicians have a policy that will get patients with a suspected concussion into a physician’s office within 24-48 hours of the injury. Our Primary Care Sports Medicine physicians also work very closely with our Neurology team in the event a patient needs further treatment. Our Physical Therapy team at Loyola also has a Vestibular Therapy program for patients with prolonged symptoms.
As we start the 2014-15 school year, our Sports Medicine staff at Loyola will be attending parent meetings at the schools we provide coverage for to ensure parents and coaches know about the seriousness of concussions along with the signs and symptoms to look for.