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Comprehensive Concussion Care

The specialists at UnityPoint Clinic know not every concussion is the same and each person will experience their injury differently. Our patient-centered concussion program offers patients a comprehensive evaluation and individualized plan of care that is tailored to their specific needs. We provide individualized therapy and recommendations to help children successfully return to school and adults return to work or their daily routine as soon as possible.

Our program uses a series of tests, therapy exercises and drills to make sure each patient recovers as efficiently as possible. Based on the patient's treatment plan, services may be coordinated through physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/cognitive therapy, neuropsychology, optometry, neurology and other services as needed.

Expert Concussion Care

Our concussion management program is administered by our fellowship-trained, board-certified primary, care sports medicine physicians.

  • Marc Molis, MD, FAAFP, CAQSM, has been a local area concussion resource for over a decade. He serves on the faculty of Des Moines University and regularly updates the community on concussion care. 

  • Shawn Spooner, MD, FAAFP, CAQSM, brings his background in concussion rehabilitation from his training and service in the United States Navy. He actively participates in research efforts to better understand concussion injury and treatment.

Specialized Technology

Our concussion program uses industry-leading technology to assess and treat patients of all ages recovering from concussions.

  • Dynavision, the leading visual-motor training device for concussion management, is used by our specially trained physical therapists to provide vestibular-ocular testing and rehabilitation. Dynavision tests the body's vision and balance systems and how they impact decision-making and concentration under stress as recovery progresses.

  • The Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT-5) evaluates an athlete's balance, coordination, cognition, symptoms and progress toward recovery.

  • (Coming Soon)  A computerized neurocognitive testing platform that includes objective evaluation and monitoring of multiple neurologic domains affected by a concussion.

Concussion Management at UnityPoint Clinic