Team of Specialists With a Multidisciplinary Approach
Our team consists of child and adult neurologists, internists, geriatricians, neuropsychologists, counseling psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, and speech therapists. Together they will evaluate you and provide a customized plan of care. Our goal is to return our patients to school, work, and sports as quickly and safely as possible. Our specialists also work with major sport teams to ensure the health of their athletes.
Services and Treatments
Our services and treatments offered include:
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Balance/Vestibular Therapy
- Medication management
- Neurocognitive Therapy
- Social Work Services
We are dedicated to improving awareness and understanding of concussion prevention and rehabilitation in the community education and outreach to all stakeholders. If you are interested in an outreach presentation or concussion prevention/recognition training for coaches, athletic trainers, parents, and athletes, please contact us.
Patients who have had a history of stroke, traumatic brain injury, or concussion often experience cognitive changes as a result. The neuropsychological evaluation can assist in identifying the cognitive areas that have been affected and recommending the appropriate treatments.
Supporting Mental Health after a Concussion
After a concussion, patients frequently face emotional challenges. Often the injury causes people to limit or restrict themselves from doing activities they loved, such as exercising or playing sports. There can also be challenges in school and at work. Patients may experience depression, headache, fatigue, or anxiety.
The counseling psychologists at Hackensack University Medical Center help people who have had a concussion identify their strengths and discuss ways they can optimize their coping skills. Sessions address opportunities for growth and identify new behaviors patients can adopt to achieve better mental health. Through our integrative program, a physician and psychologist collaborate and coordinate each patient’s care, treating a concussion both psychologically and physically. Patients often see a neurologist and a psychologist on the same day, avoiding the need to travel to multiple appointments in different locations. With your psychologist, you can improve the way you:
- Adhere to your medications and your doctors’ recommendations
- Relate to your family
- Engage in routines such as exercise, diet, sleep, and other healthy living challenges