Shoreline Concussion Center
CT Pediatric Concussion Care
The Shoreline Concussion Center, part of Guilford Pediatrics, has been managing concussions in CT for anyone up to 26 years old since 2011. Our concussion professionals provide expert evaluation, testing, and management of concussions.
At the Shoreline Concussion Center we feel the proper evaluation and management of concussions is essential. Many children recover within 1 to 2 weeks; However, sometimes, symptoms can last longer, requiring a more integrated care plan from our team of partners that could include physical therapy, occupational therapy, ophthalmology, and neurology.
What is a Concussion?
A concussion is an injury to the brain due to a blow, fall, or hard hit to the head or body. Kids don’t have to be knocked out to have a concussion. A fall, a hit to the head, or anything that shakes the brain inside the skull, causing trauma, can cause this hidden injury.
Concussions can occur in sports, car accidents, falls, and general kid activities and can be mild or severe.
While signs and symptoms vary with each concussion, only one symptom needs to be observed for a concussion to be present. Common symptoms may include: headaches, nausea/vomiting, dizziness, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, “foggy” feeling, low energy, drowsiness, confusion, irritability, or balance problems.
At Shoreline Concussion Center, we have the experience to diagnose different levels of concussion, and our providers know the right way to help your child’s brain heal.
Why Choose the Shoreline Concussion Center?
Providers are certified in Concussion Management.
Our Concussion Management Policy is based on the latest research and standards of care.
We use ImPACT Testing for sports-related concussions to evaluate the concussion injury and help to determine when an athlete may return to play.
We treat concussion patients up to 26 years of age.
Concussions are a serious health problem for kids and adolescents.
Dr. Robert Nolfo leads the Shoreline Concussion Center. He is a board-certified pediatrician and a Certified ImPACT Consultant (CIC). He received his concussion training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center from ImPACT innovators Mark Lovell and Michael Collins. Dr. Nolfo has been managing concussions since 1997 and started the first high school concussion program in Connecticut in 2005. He currently supervises the concussion program at Hamden Hall and Guilford High School.
ImPACT Testing for Sports-Related Concussions
The Shoreline Concussion Center utilizes ImPACT, a state-of-the-art neurocognitive test, to evaluate concussion injury and help to determine when an athlete may return to play. ImPACT, or Immediate Post-concussive Assessment and Cognitive Testing, is a computerized neurocognitive test used to assess cognitive function, short-term memory, functional memory, and reaction time. It is a tool clinicians use to help determine an athlete’s ability to return to play after sustaining a concussion. ImPACT is the program currently used by the NFL, NHL, MLB, and NASCAR, among many other professional and collegiate sports institutions.
The Shoreline Concussion Center performs both baseline and post-injury tests by appointment.
Please call the Shoreline Concussion Center at (203) 453-5235 to schedule an appointment.
Shoreline Concussion Center welcomes referrals from patients outside of Guilford Pediatrics patients for concussion management.