About the program
Newport Orthopedic Institute and ImPACT™ is offering concussion management
for children and teenagers involved in sports. Read below to learn more
about testing and scheduling an appointment.
You can also can click here to request an appointment via email. The clinic offers baseline and post-injury neurocognitive tests. Why
is this important? Because athletes often hide concussion symptoms and
don't know what to look for.
According to the U.S. Center of Disease Control, of almost 800 high school athletes:
- 69% reported playing with concussion symptoms
- 40% of the athletes said that their coach was not aware they they had a
Signs and symptoms:
The following is a list of warning signs that indicate a possible concussion.
Contact us or your family doctor right away if you believe you have a
- Nausea or vomiting
- Headache or pressure in head
- Dizziness and balance problems
- Double or blurry vision
- Sensitivity to light and noise
- Memory and concentration problems
- Feeling down, sluggish, hazy or groggy
Return to Play Guidelines
Here is a general graduated return to play protocol following a concussion:
- Each stage should be separated by 24 hours
- If, at any time, you begin to have symptoms related to the concussion during
this return to play progression, you should immediately stop the activity
and return back to the previous stage after 24 hours.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVEL
Light Activity: Walking, Swimming, or Stationary Bike
(Less than 70% of age predicted maximal heart rate)
To calculate your max heart rate for light activity follow these formulas:
- 220 - Your Age = X
X * 70% =
Your predicted max heart rate
Individualized Non-Contact Sport Specific Drills / Activities (No Head Impact)
Non-Contact Sport Specific Training with Others (Resistance Training /
Unrestricted Contact Training (Following Medical Clearance)
RETURN TO NORMAL
Click here to download our concussion brochure.
Concussion testing is provided on-site at our Newport Beach location. To
schedule an appointment call (949) 722-7038 ext. 5051. We do not offer
refunds for no-shows. Clinic address: 22 Corporate Plaza Drive, Newport
Beach, CA 92660
What is the cost?
It is $30 to receive a
baseline assessment. If you have an athletic team or at least 10 or more athletes that you'd
like to have attend the clinic, the cost is $25 per person.*
* To reschedule an appointment please contact us 24 hours in advance.
What you need to know
We recommend that all athletes obtain a baseline test prior to participating
in sports when they do not have symptoms of a concussion. Establishing
a baseline is essential to measure the extent and effects of a concussion.
It will help clinical professionals determine when it is safe for the
individual active in sports to return to play after the incident. For
more information on return to play
ImPACT™ (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing)
is the most-widely used and most scientifically validated computerized
concussion evaluation system. ImPACT™ provides trained clinicians
with neurocognitive assessment tools and services that have been medically
accepted as state-of-the-art best pratice, as part of determining safe
return to plan decisions.
The neurological assessments measures the following:
- Attention span
- Working memory
- Sustained and selective attention time
- Response reaction time
- Non-verbal problem solving
Meet the team
Emilia Ravski, DO
Dr. Emilia Ravski, is a board-certified Sports Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
(PM&R) physician. She specializes in non-surgical treatment of sports
and musculoskeletal injuries. Born in the Ukraine, Dr. Ravski moved to
Southern California at age 10 with her family. She obtained her bachelor’s
degree in Biological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine.
James H. Ting, MD, FAAFP, CAQSM
Dr. James Ting is a board-certified Primary Care Sports Medicine physician who specializes
in the non-operative treatment of sports and orthopedic injuries and conditions.
An Illinois native, Dr. Ting spent his formative years growing up in Southern
California, where he graduated from UCLA with a degree in Microbiology
and Molecular Genetics.