Since 2006, Prevea has provided a team of certified medical providers including one of the most highly trained concussion experts and credentialed ImPACT™ consultant in the Green Bay area trained to treat athletes' concussions and to help ensure they return to their sport safely.
Prevea Sports Medicine offers the latest and most widely used technology to help assess recovery and determine when is the best time to return to play, to help ensure each athlete is physically ready to perform.
ImPACT™ testing is a computerized program that measures aspects of cognitive functioning in athletes, including:
Test results are instant, helping with precise decisions on the athlete's condition.
Baseline testing is a measurement of the athlete's cognitive function prior to injury. In the event of a head injury, it provides baseline numbers to help assess the severity of the injury and track recovery.
If you participate in a sport with a higher chance for head injury such as football, hockey, wrestling, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball or volleyball, you should have a baseline test every two years starting after age 11.
Available for only $10.
Call Prevea Sports Medicine at (920) 496-4750 to schedule a baseline test appointment.
Post Concussion Testing
If an athlete is suspected to have a head injury, Prevea's experts will provide a physical evaluation along with an ImPACT™ computerized test to help determine if the athlete sustained a concussion.
If an athlete has a confirmed concussion, he or she will receive:
Post concussion instructions
Return to school recommendations
Return to play prescription for sport referee once the athlete is cleared by their medical provider
Most insurance companies provide coverage for the post concussion test. Please confirm benefits with your insurance provider prior to receiving services.
Return to Play Criteria
Every head injury should be taken seriously and each injury should be dealt with appropriately. Continuing sporting activities immediately after receiving a concussion can lead to further brain damage and potentially fatality.
It is imperative that athletes refrain from strenuous activity until they are completely symptom free fro 48 hours. A gradual return to activity following the guidelines below is recommended:
Rest until completely symptom free for 48 hours
Work slowly back into independent, non-contact aerobic exercise
Begin non-contact sport-specific training
Work up to game speed, non-contact drills
Begin full-contact training/games
If symptoms return at any time during this progression, activities should be stopped for the day. The athlete may attempt the same activities again the next day only if he or she is symptom free. Athletes should be able to comfortably complete a full practice session before returning to play in games.
Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion
Headache (especially one that increases in intensity*)
Changes in gait or balance
Nausea and vomiting*
Blurry or double vision*
Difference in pupil size from right to left eye, dilated pupils*
Ringing in the ears
Noticeable changes in the level of consciousness (difficulty awakening, or suddenly losing consciousness)*
Decreased or irregular pulse or respiration*
* Call 911 or get to the nearest hospital emergency room
If you think you have a head injury or concussion, contact one of the Prevea ImPACT™ certified providers listed below, call 911 or get to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Jeremy Metzler, MD
Primary Care Sports Medicine
Credentialed ImPACT™ Consultant
Paul Scott, DO
Anne Frea, MD
Casey Smet, PhD
Sarah Smith, MD
Prevea Ashwaubenon Health Center
2502 S. Ashland Ave.
Green Bay, WI
Prevea Health Center
1411 N. Taylor Drive