Expert Concussion Care
Why choose ChildServe?
ChildServe has one of the only two board-certified pediatric rehab doctors in Iowa, Fred Klingbeil, MD, who treats children in the inpatient and outpatient programs.
in pediatrics, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, with a specialization in brain injury.
Technology and Assessments
ChildServe offers cutting-edge facilities and specialized technology and standardized assessment tools such as SCATSCAT stands for Sport Concussion Assessment Tool. SCAT is a standardized tool used to evaluate injured athletes for concussion.
, and ImPACTImPACT stands for Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing. ImPACT is a computerized concussion management tool used to assess the brain after an injury.
, and vestibular-ocular equipment such as the Bioness Integrated Therapy System (BITS)BITS technology helps ChildServe specialists develop individual rehabilitation plans for each child or young adult. and DynavisionDynavision is a leading technology used in the assessment and rehabilitation of concussions. The program helps ChildServe specialists develop individual rehabilitation plans for each child or young adult..
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Leading Technology & Assessments
ChildServe’s Concussion Clinic uses industry-leading technology to assess and care for children and young adults recovering from concussions.
- ImPACT® (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) was developed by clinical experts who pioneered the field. ImPACT is the most-widely used and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system. ImPACT provides trained clinicians at ChildServe with neurocognitive assessment tools and services that have been medically accepted as state-of-the-art best practices.
- The Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT) helps evaluate balance, coordination, cognition, symptoms, and neurological damage.
- Both BITS and Dynavision are used for vestibular-ocular testing and rehabilitation. These technologies are used to measure the body’s vision and balance function and how they impact decision-making and concentration under stress.
ChildServe’s Outpatient Clinic provides comprehensive physical medicine and rehabilitation exams including serial assessments, medical monitoring of symptoms, and the ability to provide medical clearance for return-to-play. Our physical, occupational, and speech therapists and Certified Brain Injury Specialists create individual, physician-approved recovery plans for each child. Plans may include physical, occupational, or speech therapy. The individualized programs incorporate functional and sport-specific skills to safely return children and young adults to school, sport, and daily activities.
Expert Pediatric Team
ChildServe’s Concussion Clinic includes a variety of brain injury recovery specialists and is part of a comprehensive program led by one of the only two board-certified pediatric physiatrists in Iowa, Fred Klingbeil, MD. Our interdisciplinary approach to medical evaluation and rehabilitation following a concussion uses evidenced-based return-to-learn and return-to-play protocols.
Our Team of Pediatric Concussion Specialists
Frequently Asked Questions
How are referrals made?
To schedule your initial visit or to refer a child, contact our Concussion Clinic in your area:
- Ames: 515-232-7220
- Johnston: 515-251-5555
- Iowa City: 319-351-5437
Who can make referrals?
Referrals can be made by the child’s parent/guardian, physicians, case managers, therapists, or other members of the child’s care team.
How are services authorized and funded?
Where are services provided?
ChildServe‘s Concussion Clinic is offered at our locations in Ames, Johnston, and Iowa City. For Concussion Clinic appointments at ChildServe in Johnston, enter through Welcome Center A.
When are services provided?
The Concussion Clinic’s hours of operation are as follows:
- Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
How long will my first visit last?
The initial evaluation is multi-disciplinary and lasts up to 2.5 hours based on the testing that could be recommended.
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