Featuring Bradenton’s Only Physician Credentialed in the ImPACT Testing System
Bradenton, FL (February 5, 2013) – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 1 million people a year sustain a concussion injury. If left untreated or undiagnosed, a concussion may lead to long-term brain damage, like sleeping problems, mental disorders and depression. To assist patients in lowering their risk of the lasting effects of a concussion, Coastal Orthopedics & Sports Medicine | Pain Management has announced the launch of a Comprehensive Concussion Program lead by their newest Physician and Concussion Management Specialist, Jeremy Ng, MD.
From diagnosis, to treatment, and recovery, the program will consist of a full spectrum of concussion management services, which includes a complete medical evaluation, physical and comprehensive neurological exam, as well as a computerized neurocognitive assessment using the ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) Testing System. Dr. Ng is the first and only Credentialed ImPACT Consultant (CIC) in Bradenton.
In addition to treatment, the Coastal Orthopedics Concussion Management Team will also counsel patients on returning to school and athletic activities, as well as provide recommendations for academic accommodations during recovery and rehabilitation. Awareness is key to prevention, which is why the Concussion Program will also offer presentations and educational materials for school officials, coaches, and parents to help them recognize the symptoms of a concussion and how to respond properly when a head injury does occur.
“Expanding our practice to include a Comprehensive Concussion Program allows our team to further provide quality care to our patients,” says Coastal Orthopedics CEO, Paige LeMay. “With the addition of Dr. Ng and his concussion management expertise, we can effectively further our role as leaders in providing cutting-edge medical care.”
Patients in the program can be seen at two of Coastal Orthopedics’ Bradenton-area locations: Pointe West Medical Plaza, 6015 Pointe West Blvd. and Lakewood Ranch Medical Park, 8340 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.
About Coastal Orthopedics & Sports Medicine/Pain Management
Coastal Orthopedics has been serving the Sarasota-Bradenton area for over thirty years. In addition to three offices and two surgery centers each servicing Florida’s West Coast, Coastal Orthopedics’ staff of over 15 board-certified and fellowship trained physicians and surgeons provide patients with the very latest in pain and orthopedic treatment technology. The company strives to repair and heal injuries relating to the entire musculoskeletal system. With a world-renowned staff of physicians and surgeons ranging in specialty care in sports medicine, joint replacement, pain management and rehabilitation, patients can be treated for athletic injuries as well as restoration of function and activity through non-surgical, physician-guided strengthening, therapy, medications, injections, and stretching. For more information visit www.coastalorthopedics.com.
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