young patient working with physical therapist Maureen Mancuso

Concussion Management Program

Contact: Brian P. Rieger, PhD, Director
Phone: 315 464-8986

Concussion Referral Form PDF Icon

Concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that occurs when the normal functioning of the brain is disrupted by a blow or jolt to the head. Common symptoms of concussion include headache, dizziness, and memory problems. Most people recover from concussion in a week or two, but symptoms can sometimes last longer and can affect performance at work or school.

University Rehabilitation Center
Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
Rm. N2104, 750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
Map & direction
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:30am-4:30pm
Physical Therapy at IHP
Institute For Human Performance
1st Fl., 505 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210
Map & direction
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. - 7am-4:30pm, Tues. Thurs. - 7am-6pm

During recovery, it is important to avoid over-exertion and to avoid re-injury. Before returning to sports, athletes recovering from concussion must be symptom free at rest and after physical and mental exertion.

The Upstate Concussion Center, comprised of the Sports Concussion Center and Concussion Management Program, provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment services for concussion and sports concussion. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 315 464-8986. You can also view or download the Concussion Management Program brochure PDF Icon.

The Concussion Management Program and CNY Sports Concussion Center at Upstate are dedicated to improving the understanding and proper management of concussion through community education and outreach. If you are interested in arranging a presentation or workshop related to concussion or sports concussion, call 315 464-8986.