Pediatric Concussion Management Program

A Sports Medicine and Neuropsychology Partnership

In May 2009, the Zach Lystedt Law went into effect in the state of Washington. This law requires that all student athletes with suspected head injuries be removed from play until cleared by a licensed health care provider trained in the evaluation and management of sports-related concussions. 

The Mary Bridge Children’s concussion program specifically focuses on treating injured athletes who are children and young adults, making it the only program of its kind in the South Puget Sound region. Our team of advanced pediatric specialists from Mary Bridge Pediatric Neuropsychology Service, and MultiCare Orthopedic Sports Medicine collaborate with community primary care providers to provide state-of-the-art assessment & treatment to patients recovering from concussion. 

Referral Requirements

Patients will be seen by their medical providers to document concussion prior to referral. Your child’s primary care physician will serve as primary contact, teaming with our clinic’s neuropsychologists for higher levels of care as needed, including referrals to sports medicine, psychotherapy, or biofeedback.

Services

Our Sports Concussion Program offers:

  • A unique partnership between sports medicine and neuropsychology experts
  • ​Computerized neurocognitive assessment utilizing the ImPACT system
  • Case collaboration with community physicians through our long-running Concussion Board
  • ​Expert-led Concussion Education Group includes six weekly sessions designed for rolling admission
  • Prompt, high quality care

For more information, or to discuss how MultiCare Sports Concussion Program can work with your school’s athletic program, please call:

Tacoma, Gig Harbor
253-459-7000

Puyallup
253-697-3450

Covington
253-372-7121