Concussion Care

Rush concussion specialists create a personalized plan, using the latest evidence-based therapies, to help manage concussion symptoms and restore function.

Rush concussion specialists create a personalized plan, using the latest evidence-based therapies, to help manage concussion symptoms and restore function.

Rush concussion specialists create a personalized plan, using the latest evidence-based therapies, to help manage concussion symptoms and restore function.

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The Rush Approach to Concussion Care

A head injury — especially a concussion — can be scary. It’s natural to worry about how the injury will impact your life, especially if you’ve had prior concussions or have severe or lingering symptoms.

For any head injury, it’s important to get medical attention right away to rule out any life-threatening complications, like bleeding of the brain.

Being evaluated by a concussion specialist is the best next step. Research has shown that the sooner you see a concussion specialist, like the experts at Rush, the sooner you recover. 

At Rush, we want you to know that whatever effects you’re experiencing after your head injury — including symptoms that last beyond the initial three-week recovery period — it doesn’t have to be your new normal. There are proven concussion treatments, and our multidisciplinary concussion team has the expertise to know which approaches can help you feel and function better. 

Concussion Providers

Rush has concussion providers in Oak Park, Oak Brook, Westchester, Aurora/Fox Valley and Naperville.

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Rush Excellence in Concussion Care

  • Complete concussion care tailored to you: You can receive comprehensive concussion care at multiple Rush locations. And your care will be deeply personalized, because no two people experience concussion the same way. Our experts take the time to understand the nature of your injury and symptoms, as well as your physical and mental health history, career, family and lifestyle. This comprehensive information enables us to set appropriate goals for your recovery, and create a treatment plan to ensure your safe return to work, school, sports and other activities.
  • Active rehabilitation: At Rush, concussion treatment begins as soon as possible after the initial recovery period. Research shows that active rehabilitation is more effective in aiding recovery than a long period of rest. Our team of neuropsychologists, neurologists, primary care sports medicine physicians, physiatrists and physical therapists will work with you to address lingering symptoms like headaches or neck pain. And we'll gradually increase your activity level and help you regain any lost function, such as balance or coordination.
  • Identifying concussion earlier: It's hard to diagnose concussion without a baseline test for comparison, and most people don't have one. The concussion team at Rush University Medical Center is using a new diagnostic tool called EyeBOX that doesn't require a baseline test. EyeBOX uses eye-tracking to confirm or deny a concussion in minutes — a fast and accurate diagnosis, so you can start treatment and feel better sooner.
  • Convenient baseline cognitive testing: If you have not had an ImpACT cognitive test and want one, we offer this test at various locations across the Rush system for athletes 11 years of age and older. It’s recommended for those who participate in contact sports or have learning disabilities. Our experts use the information from baseline cognitive tests to assess recovery after a brain injury.
  • Advanced balance training: If you experience lingering balance problems after a brain injury, Rush balance specialists can help. Experts with our vestibular rehabilitation programs use state-of-the-art assessment and training tools, like the Bertec System and the NeuroCom Balance Master. These innovative tools objectively measure your balance and identifies deficits, then train you to overcome those deficits. This training can help you regain your ability to safely move around, including avoiding falls.
Patricia
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My balance was off and I had trouble with my eyes. I never felt like myself. By the time I finished therapy in March, I was much, much better.

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Concussion Care Locations

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Chicago

Exterior of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

1611 W Harrison St
Orthopedic Building
Chicago, IL 60612-4861

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University Neurologists

1725 W Harrison St
Professional Building - Suite 1118
Chicago, IL 60612

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Hours:

Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat – Sun: Closed
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University Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Suite 118

1725 W Harrison St
Professional Building - Suite 118
Chicago, IL 60612

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Aurora/Fox Valley

Rush Copley Highland Office

Castle Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine - Aurora Highland

1320 N Highland Ave
Suite B
Aurora, IL 60506

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Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat – Sun: Closed
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Castle Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine - Aurora Ogden

Castle Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine - Aurora Ogden

2111 Ogden Ave
Aurora, IL 60504

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Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat – Sun: Closed
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Rush Copley Healthcare Center

Castle Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine - Yorkville

1100 W Veterns Pkwy
Suite 1
Yorkville, IL 60560

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Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat – Sun: Closed
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Rush Copley 2020 Physician Office Building
Rush Copley Healthcare Center

Rush Copley Medical Group Family and Sports Medicine Yorkville

1100 W Veterans Pkwy
Suite 200
Yorkville, IL 60560

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Office Hours:

Mon – Thu: 7:30 am – 7:30 pm
Fri: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sun: Closed
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Oak Brook

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Rush Oak Brook

2011 York Rd
Oak Brook, IL 60523

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Mon – Thu: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Every first and third Saturday; for MRI, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. every Saturday)
Sun: Closed
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Oak Park/River Forest

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush - Rush Oak Park Hospital

610 S Maple Ave
Rush Medical Office Building - Suite 1550
Oak Park, IL 60304-2802

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Romano Orthopaedic Center

7411 Lake St
Suite 2110
River Forest, IL 60305

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