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Emerson Hospital is now seeing patients at its new Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center, located on Baker Avenue in Concord.

The new center is named after Dr. Cantu, the center’s medical director and director of clinical research. The center will conduct baseline testing, diagnoses and rehabilitative treatments of concussive brain injuries as a result of playing sports or non-athletic related injuries, including falls and head trauma. Concussion prevention courses will also be offered to athletes, coaches and trainers.

“With the recent increase in people of all ages suffering from concussions, we are very excited to open the Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center to provide top notch care in a beautiful setting that is specifically designed for treating concussion patients,” said Christine Schuster, president and CEO of Emerson Hospital in a press release.

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“Our community has a very active and athletic population. With the opening of this center, we can continue to focus on keeping our neighbors healthy.”

Patients will have access to equipment and physical, occupational, speech and neurological therapists in the brand new Clough Family Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies, located adjacent to the concussion center.

The Clough center is a 16,000-square-foot custom-built facility designed for patients who need rehabilitation therapy for pediatric development, physical/orthopedic, occupational, speech language and neurological issues.

The center also features an aquatic therapy pool with an underwater treadmill and video system that allows therapists to observe patients as they exercise.

The center also has dedicated gyms for pediatric patients and for those who are recovering from neurological conditions, including strokes and concussions.

For more information about the Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center or the Clough Family Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies, and to make an appointment, visit www.emersonhospital.org or call 978-287-8200.


Jennifer Fenn Lefferts can be reached at jflefferts@yahoo.com.