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Child Neurology Consultants of Austin

Sports Neurology Program

The Sports Neurology Program at Child Neurology Consultants of Austin offers expert care from neurologists who are specially trained to treat children and young adults, including college-aged athletes. Our providers address the neurological aspects of sports-related injuries in young athletes and create comprehensive, customized care plans to help them safely return to their activities.

Sports-Related Conditions We Treat

We treat a variety of sports-related injuries and conditions, including:

Our community-based approach includes working with local schools, trainers, and athletic programs to ensure students play sports in the safest way possible.

Expedited Concussion Treatment

We understand the importance of prompt care when it comes to concussions. This is why we make every effort possible to schedule patients within 48 hours of them contacting us. If you suspect your child has suffered a concussion, don’t wait to seek help. Contact your primary care provider or call Child Neurology Consultants of Austin at 512-494-4000. Learn more about our expedited concussion services here.

Concussion Management & ImPACT Testing

ImPACT is the most widely used and most scientifically validated concussion evaluation system. The computer evaluation tests a person’s cognitive (thinking and memory) abilities.

Because this tool works best when baseline levels are available for comparison, student athletes are encouraged to complete the ImPACT before engaging in sports.

Our providers are credentialed ImPACT consultants and pediatric providers. We use ImPACT for baseline and post-injury neuro-assessment. Testing is offered at all three of our locations.

Team Approach

Patients treated in our Sports Neurology Program have access to a network of specialists who specialize in treating young athletes, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychology, neuropsychology, and related medical professionals.

Our Sports Neurology Program is led by sports neurologist, Dr. Kate Labiner, and supported by board-certified pediatric neurologists, Dr. Michael Reardon and Dr. Lindsay Elton as well Toshia McKeon, NP.

What Sets Us Apart

Improving the “brain health” of young athletes goes beyond the walls of our clinics. We regularly partner with local schools and athletic organizations to provide access to baseline ImPACT testing for athletes and to consult on return-to-play protocols. Currently, our providers serve on concussion oversight committees for both Austin and Eanes Independent School Districts.

Our physicians also offer education on concussions and traumatic brain injuries to fire departments, coaches, trainers, school nurses, and other community groups.

How to Enroll

The Sports Neurology Program at Child Neurology Consultants of Austin would love to help your child find relief from any neurological condition or injury incurred while playing sports. We also offer physician-led educational trainings.

Please call Child Neurology Consultants of Austin at 512-494-4000 to find out more or to schedule an appointment. You can also submit an online appointment request.