Children's Hospital Colorado

Concussion Facts for Families with Young Athletes

Katherine Dahab, MD, performs a concussion test.

A young athlete's brain is much different than an adult brain because it is still actively developing. At Children's Hospital Colorado, we take a comprehensive, thoughtful and research-based approach to concussion evaluation and treatment.

We know that children who participate in sports have improved physical health, improved psychosocial well-being and do better in school. Thus, decisions to restrict young athletes from any organized sport need to be made very thoughtfully.

Concussion Facts Facebook Live

Watch our Concussion Facts Facebook Live with Dr. Julie Wilson, co-director of our Concussion Program.

Concussion frequently asked questions

Learn about the most common concussion questions we receive with answers from our concussion and sports medicine experts:

To schedule an appointment or for more information about our Concussion Program, please call 720-777-2806. We are happy to consult with parents or referring providers before a patient is seen at Children's Colorado.