Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Heads Up Westport - Concussion Center will soon open at 25 Imperial Ave. in Westport.
Co-owners are Westport physicians and residents Deborah Mogelof and Audrey Paul.
In addition to her work at the new business, Mogelof said she will remain associated with Westport Urgent Care, 1045 Post Road East, where she has served as a director for the past three years. Paul is a pediatric emergency medicine physician.
“Our practice will provide baseline ImPact (concussion) testing for children 10 and over,” said Mogelof. She said this is something the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends.
It will also provide post concussion testing and management to help determine when children can return to school and to play sports, she said.
Paul and Mogelof are certified in ImPact testing, a computer-based neurocognitive test developed at the University of Pittsburgh.
Mogelof said in the United States, an average of 3.8 million concussions occur annually, 300,000 are estimated to be sports-related concussions.
Approximately 9 percent of high school sports injuries are concussions with girls at higher risk than boys, she said.
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