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St. Luke's Sports Medicine Concussion Clinic

The CDC estimates that 1.8 to 3.6 million sports- and activity-related concussions happen each year in the United States. Because so many people are affected, providers at St. Luke’s have established St. Luke’s Concussion Clinic to support patients and their primary care physicians in southern Idaho. Our mission is to set the standard in the comprehensive care of concussion through a multidisciplinary approach to prevention and care, as well as research, family support, and community reintegration.

To make an appointment at St. Luke's Concussion Clinic, please contact us:

Phone: (208) 381-2665 Fax: (208) 381-9201 for referring providers

  • Concussion Clinic Services

      • Evaluation and management of concussions
      • Computer-based neurocognitive testing
      • Assistance in academic and work accommodations
      • Access to evaluation and therapy for cognitive and vestibular consequences of concussion
      • Treatment of post-concussion symptoms
      • Coordination of care with rehabilitation resources, including occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, and the Outpatient Brain Injury Program
  • Concussion Clinic Specialties

      • Primary care sports medicine
      • Adult and pediatric neurology
      • Adult and pediatric neurosurgery
      • Adult and pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation
      • Occupational health
      • Adult and pediatric neuropsychology
      • Emergency medicine
  • Concussion Outreach and Education

      • Provide concussion protocol development, guidance on implementation, and education for schools, sports teams, and youth sports organizations
      • Work closely with athletic directors, administrators, teachers, coaches, parents, and athletes
      • For more information on concussion education, please call (208) 381-2665 or email us at concussion@slhs.org.

Highlights & Resources

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  • A Community Solution for Concussion Management

    Concussion is a community problem. We created a community solution.

  • Concussion Public Service Announcement

  • Blog Post

    FitOne Family Field Day warms up the pre-game crowd

  • Blog Post

    St. Luke's Concussion Care Aims for Winning Outcomes

Signs and Symptoms of Concussion

If you or someone else exhibits any of these signs or symptoms, seek treatment from a qualified healthcare professional immediately. Contact your primary care provider or call St. Luke’s Concussion Clinic at (208) 381-2665.

  • Signs of Concussion

      • Appears to be dazed or stunned
      • Forgets plays
      • Unsure of game, score, or opponent
      • Moves clumsily
      • Answers questions slowly
      • Forgets events prior to hit
      • Forgets events after hit
  • Symptoms of Concussion

      • Prolonged headache
      • Vision disturbances
      • Dizziness
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Impaired balance
      • Confusion
      • Memory loss
      • Ringing ears
      • Difficulty concentrating
      • Sensitivity to light or noise
      • Behavior or personality changes
      • Loss of consciousness (rare)
  • Red Flags: Get Emergency Medical Care

      • One pupil larger than the other
      • Drowsiness or inability to wake up
      • A headache that gets worse and does not go away
      • Slurred speech, weakness, numbness, or decreased coordination
      • Repeated vomiting or nausea, convulsion or seizures (shaking or twitching)
      • Unusual behavior, increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation
      • Loss of consciousness (passed out/knocked out); even a brief loss of consciousness should be taken seriously
  • Dangerous Signs & Symptoms of Concussion for Toddlers and Infants

      • Any of the signs and symptoms listed for older individuals
      • Will not stop crying and cannot be consoled
      • Will not nurse or eat

More Concussion Information and Resources

Concussion Resources

A concussion is a brain injury and should be treated seriously. The more you know about preventing concussion, and treating it early if it does occur, the better prepared you or your athlete will be. We've collected important resources and education for your review.

Concussion Research

The St. Luke's Sports Medicine Concussion Clinic leads various research projects in order to better serve our patients and their families. We partner with St. Luke’s applied research department, Boise State University, and various youth sport organizations.

Baseline ImPACT Testing

This pre-season physical of the brain for young athletes can be used later by providers as they evaluate a suspected concussion.