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The Boston Children’s Hospital Sports Concussion Clinic is the leading research-based sports concussion program. Our team of experts delivers cutting-edge care for athletes with sports concussions, and we provide concussion prevention and recovery education for athletes and their families.
We’re leaders in research and partner with local, regional and national sports teams and advocacy organizations to help prevent concussions, educate physicians, coaches and parents, and ensure a safe return-to-play for athletes who suffer from a concussion.
From the US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
• Each year, as many as 3.8 million sports- and recreation-related concussions occur across the U.S.
• Athletes who have had at least one concussion are at an increased risk for another concussion.
• A child that endures repeated concussions before the brain fully recovers from the first one can experience damage
• and swelling to the brain—and even death. This is called “second impact syndrome.”
Learn more about concussions.
NHL star on sports concussion: Be aware, get tested
May 26, 2015
“After my last concussion, I felt fine after seven days, so I was surprised when I failed my baseline test,” recalls NHL star Jason Zent. Learn why Zent supports concussion baseline testing. Read more.
My life after concussion: Finding a new game
July 22, 2015
Before her severe concussion, Esther was an avid soccer, hockey and tennis player. She is now enjoys golf and and rows for her school's crew team. Learn more about Esther's journey. Read more.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”