Video: In Your Head With Dr. BurkhartThings you need to know about concussions.
Scott Burkhart is a sports neuropsychologist at the Children's Health Andrews Institute in Plano, Texas.
Educating athletes and parents about concussions is part of his role at the institute.
Concussions are a serious matter and it's not just a football issue. While not typically life-threatening, they can have long-term effects on how your child learns, acts and participates in sports. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential to minimize any effects and possibly shorten your child's recovery.
Children's Health Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine places a special emphasis on educating patients and the community about the dangers of concussions. Our comprehensive program helps children and teens:
• Recover from a concussion
• Return to school with learning accommodations, if applicable
• Return to sports at the earliest appropriate time
For more information, visit Childrens.com/Andrews