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Cantu Concussion Center

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Concussion Conference

Concussion Diagnosis and Management Conference

April 20-21, 2018
UMass Lowell

Dr. Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center

Serious concussions are on the rise, but so are advances in their treatment.

The Dr. Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center combines the expertise of one of the country’s leading concussion experts with the latest therapies for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of all types of concussive brain injuries. Expert and comprehensive evaluation and treatment are available to athletes and others suffering from all types of concussive injuries.

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What You’ll Find Here

The Cantu Concussion Center provides traditional as well as integrative, individualized treatment for those suffering from concussions, Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS), and symptoms of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), as well as offering baseline testing for healthy athletes and support for parents, caregivers, and coaches.

The Cantu Concussion Center features:

  • Robert Cantu, MD, the center’s namesake and overseer, is an internationally recognized concussion specialist.
  • A team approach helps patients benefit from a range of specialists working together to guide their treatment.
  • Baseline testing to provide a snapshot of healthy brain function for comparison should an injury occur.
  • Therapies for concussions, PCS, and symptoms of CTE to help with injury management and recovery.
  • Individualized treatment to meet each patient’s needs and facilitate success at home, school, and work.
  • Education and support for athletes, patients, caregivers, parents, and coaches to aid with recovery beyond the center.

Please note that cognitive, vestibular, and upper cervical spine therapies are available at both the Cantu Concussion Center in Concord and at the Westford Health Center in Westford.

About Dr. Cantu

Dr. Robert Cantu’s decades of experience in diagnosing and treating concussion is unparalleled. His patients have included athletes young and old, student and professional, including many sports stars like the Bruin’s Patrice Bergeron.

Dr. Cantu’s interest in head injuries began on local playing fields in the 1970s; when he served as a team physician for Acton High School football. By 1986, he had authored an article that described the first return-to-play guidelines and today he has authored over 400 publications. His commitment to the clinical problem of treating concussions has never wavered and continues today in his role as Medical Director and Director of Clinical Research at the Cantu Concussion Center.

In addition to overseeing treatment at the center, Dr. Cantu is a neurosurgeon at Emerson Hospital and a Clinical Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery and Co-founder of the CTE Center at Boston University School of Medicine.