Brain injuries, including concussions, are complex injuries with diverse effects that can have a significant impact on one’s life.
Lingering brain injury or concussion symptoms may include:
- Abnormal behavior
- Memory problems
- Mood changes
- Unusual sleeping patterns
MU Health Care offers an interdisciplinary clinic for evaluating and treating individuals who sustain brain injuries or concussions to ensure they return to their normal lives following the injuries. Providers include MU experts in three key areas for brain injury and concussion patients:
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Christopher Wolf, DO, is the director of physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics and president of the medical staff at Rusk Rehabilitation Center. He joined MU in 2008. As director of the traumatic brain injury program at Rusk, his primary focus is on traumatic brain injury inpatients. He is also actively involved with a musculoskeletal clinic through the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has presented numerous lectures and been involved in clinical research. Learn more about Dr. Wolf.
Eric Hart, PsyD, ABPP-CN, is a licensed psychologist and an associate professor of health psychology at the MU School of Health Professions. He is director of clinical training for the school’s Department of Health Psychology and director of adult neuropsychology at MU. Learn more about Dr. Hart.
Lisa Smith, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist with nearly 20 years of experience with stroke and brain injury patients. She has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings. She provides specialized evaluations and treatment for patients with neurological vision impairments and provides pre-driving assessments and skill training.