Carolina Concussion and Mild TBI Clinic
Why Choose the CRC for your Concussion Care?
The care team located at The Center for Rehabilitation Care (“CRC”) is experienced in evaluating and treating adults and adolescents who have, or are suspected of having, a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury. This specialty clinic offers a team approach to managing all aspects of a concussion.
Our Team Approach
Your medical care will be led by Dr. Lee Shuping, a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physician who has extensive experience in concussion management. Other professional care providers of the interdisciplinary team could include rehabilitation nurses, rehabilitation therapists (physical, occupational and speech therapy), neuro-optometrists and neuropsychologists to address neurological and behavioral effects of TBI. Your care team will use all of their findings to develop a Concussion Care Plan unique to your injury, keeping in mind your goals for returning to activities.
What to expect during your Initial Evaluation
- Physician and/or Advanced Practice Provider will gather specific information about your injury, review you and your family’s medical history, complete the following screenings: a graded symptom checklist, the vestibulo-ocular motor screening, and balance testing. Your physician will decide if you need to be on any medications, need special treatments, and when it will be safe for you to return to normal activity. Your physician will help decide which team members will be able to address your needs.
- Physical Therapy may evaluate your balance and dizziness (vestibular system), neck symptoms, and overall mobility. They will determine safe exercise levels as you recover from the concussion.
- Occupational Therapy may focus on recovery and adaptation for skills of vision, memory, and cognition that may have been impacted to help the person safely resume meaningful occupations including return to work and/or school, family roles, social participation, and driving.
- Speech-Language Pathology may evaluate your cognitive skills, including memory, attention, executive function skills (i.e. organization, planning), and any communication skills that may have been impacted. Our speech-language pathology team will help to target these skills to improve performance and use of compensatory strategies as you recover.
- Neuropsychology may provide a brief consultation or comprehensive evaluation to identify risk factors for prolonged recovery, support patients as they deal with the emotional impact of their injury, and/or aid in developing a comprehensive treatment plan for return to work, school, sport, and other activities.
Scheduling and Appointment Information
- To make an appointment, call 984-974-9747.
- To make a referral through EPIC or UNC CareLink, follow these instructions:
- Place an order (referral) for: “Ambulatory Referral to Center for Rehabilitation Care”
- For the department choose: “Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation”
- Location is: “UNC Physical Medicine Fordham Blvd Chapel Hill”
- Note: Please also include a diagnosis, reason for referral, and provider’s name (if applicable).
Location and Contact Information for The CRC
- Physical Address: 1807 N Fordham Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
- Phone: 984-974-9747
- Fax: 984-974-9786