Concussion Clinic

    The Concussion Clinic at ACH offers a comprehensive approach to the evaluation and management of children who might have sustained a concussion. It is a collaborative effort that involves primary care, sports medicine, and physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians. The team is supported by neuropsychologists, physical therapists, social workers and athletic trainers. Using state-of-the-art technology, our specialty staff can provide:

    • Diagnosis and management of concussion and post-concussion syndrome
    • Treatment for traumatic brain injuries in a wide variety of ages and causes
    • Access to support services including physical and occupational therapy, social work, speech therapy and neuropsychology
    • Safe return to play consultation
    • Computerized neurocognitive testing
    • Appropriate imaging or referrals
    • Follow-up appointments to monitor long-term recovery
    • Baseline testing is available; for details please call 501-364-1601

    Concussions are serious injuries that require prompt care. All suspected concussions should be seen by a trained healthcare provider. It is important to follow up with your child’s pediatrician as soon as possible after the injury. If your child exhibits of these concussion warning signs, they should be seen urgently. The Emergency Department at Arkansas Children’s Hospital is also available outside of normal business hours.

    Contact Info:

    Appointments: 501-364-4000, Option 1 
    Office: 501-364-1850 
    Fax: 501-364-6269


    Neuroscience Center 
    1 Children's Way (2nd floor of the south wing) 
    Little Rock, AR 72202 
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    Medical Director:

    J. Darrell Nesmith, MD 

    Laura Hobart-Porter, DO