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We Offer Concussion Specialist Services in Lafayette, CO

Dr. Paul is a qualified concussion specialist for non life threatening concussions and will help you create and follow a well-articulated recovery plan based upon your symptoms, work or school schedule, age, and activity level among other factors.

Anyone can incur a brain injury due to a car accident, a fall, or any other activity. The risk is even higher if you engage in impact sports like football or boxing. Though most often not life-threatening, concussions may cause life altering symptoms that can respond favorably to advanced treatment at a functional neurologists office.

If you are not sure whether or not you have a concussion injury, it’s advisable that you see a doctor. And, if you have suffered multiple concussions, or a more serious blow to the head or the symptoms carry on far beyond a few days, then you should see a functional neurologist concussion specialist.

Concussion Rehabilitation

A concussion doctor is a certified health care provider trained in identifying, managing, and treating traumatic brain injury in patients. A concussion specialist can help patients create and abide by an effective recovery program based upon their symptoms, age, work or school schedule, activity level, and other factors. A suitable treatment and management plan may help speed up recovery and produce better results.

What Happens at the Neurologist Concussion Specialist?

Some conditions or injuries like a bone fracture are diagnosed by taking an X Ray.  Concussions are different in that they are a condition of physiological brain dysfunction and there is no one test with which doctors can diagnose a concussion. You can’t see a concussion on an MRI or in a blood test.  While at the concussion center, the functional neurologist concussion specialist will typically perform any of the following in order to evaluate your condition.

The doctor will want to know about your concussion history: have you suffered head injuries before? If yes, how did they happen, and how was the recovery pattern. The evaluation may also include an exhaustive look at what kinds of symptoms you are having, what were the circumstances surrounding your injury, and what other medical conditions do you have that may contribute in one way or another to the symptoms you are having.

The concussion rehabilitation specialist will then perform a postural stability test (balance test) on the CAPS (Comprehensive Assessment of Postural Systems) unit which assesses sway patterns and the body’s center of pressure. This test takes about 20 minutes.

Then a cognitive test will be performed using the CNS Vital Signs platform. This neurocognitive test takes about 30 minutes.

Next a timing test will be done on the Interactive Metronome to see how well the brain is able to time physical movements with auditory and visual stimuli. This test takes about 20 minutes.

This will be followed by a complete neurological examination which evaluates general neurological function, cerebellar, vestibular system and oculomotor system (eye movement function) to see if any or all of these neurological brain areas are coordinating properly and how they may be triggering or aggravating symptoms. The exam usually lasts about 2 hours but may take longer depending on the patient’s abilities. Sometimes due to the severity of the concussion symptoms patients will have to do the exam in 2 separate visits.

At our head injury rehabilitation center, our treatments are embedded in the belief that our body and brain can get cured naturally using non-invasive treatment techniques and nutritional therapies.

Dr.Paul also can perform a Preparticipation concussion exam for your child before they start their specific sport. This can be used as a baseline for possible future concussions and return to play guidelines.

Looking for a Concussion Specialist Near Me?

Have you been frustrated when googling a “concussion specialist near me?” Dr. Paul is your go-to head injury specialist in Lafayette, CO. Call him today for a free consultation!

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Jason C.
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Dr. Austin and his entire staff are highly recommended! I was referred to Dr. Austin from a to chiropractor in Arizona... And I've been exceptionally happy! He has very deep knowledge, a heart to serve and cares about people, and he's great with explaining things and my back, neck, and brain health are all very happy compared to before I became a client.
Ivy W.
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Dr. Austin is my first phone call every time I have the opportunity to fly back home. I always feel ten times better walking out of his office then I did walking in. He has helped me with chronic neck, sinus, and herniated disc issues. I just wish he made house calls in..
Brandon K.
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Dr. Austin is one of the most brilliant, well-rounded health professionals I have ever met. He is able to analyze patients in a holistic way, which enables him to notice things most people miss. His breadth and depth of knowledge in neurology and chiropractic care allows him to analyse both physical problems as well as internal/mental ones. This skill set is invaluable to diagnosing patients accurately. I have suffered from a few chronic conditions, all of which he correctly diagnosed and corrected. Prior to seeing Dr. Austin I tried getting help from Western medicine specialists and they offered little to no support. If Dr. Austin wasn't able to fix the problem directly, he was able to recommend other specialists that got me back on track. He genuinely cares about his patients and wants to see them get better. If you're tired of dealing with chronic pain and no results, go see him so he can get you back on track.
Natalie C.
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I came to Dr. Austin after suffering with a chronic illness and brain injury for nearly 2 years. I was afraid to be hopeful because I had already tried many things to heal and was struggling to make further progress. Dr. Austin has several ways of objectively testing brain function and I was relieved to get confirmation of what I already new to be true - my brain function was impaired! The first month was challenging for me, but I was faithful to come to appointments and do my at-home exercises. It has now been 2 months and I have progressed so much in such a short time! I have gotten my ability to drive back, am able to go to the store alone, play much more with my daughter, and have been going more places than I have in a long time! To put it simply, I am starting to live again! I look forward to seeing the progress I continue to make. Dr. Austin’s number 1 priority is helping the patient feel better. He wants to know how you are feeling along the way and is careful to challenge you without overdoing it. He will truly listen and believe you when you tell him how you’re feeling and will modify exercises accordingly.
Danielle V.
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Dr. Austin is an extremely knowledgeable chiropractic neurologist. He has capabilities to help with a variety of problems, but he specializes in the brain. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is recovering from a concussion, brain fog, or dizziness! And I think all of his patients are most impressed, like I was, by his deep compassion and care.
Sarah Z.
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Dr. Austin's practice has given me the hope of recovery after a difficult brain injury. I found Dr. Austin after seeing many specialists - neurologist, rheumatologist, endocrinologist - and receiving an uncertain diagnosis that left me without a recovery plan. He has brought a quantitative approach to measuring my brain function, for the first time describing my vision loss symptoms, balance issues, and other challenges in a way that makes me feel I'm being understood and, more importantly, gives me a path to recovery. Dr. Austin is uniquely knowledgeable, genuinely kind, and understands the importance of empathy and communication. We are so lucky to have him and his practice as a resource in our community.
Dave K.
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We've been going to Dr. Austin for ~25 years. Dr. Austin is an intuitive and caring provider who listens to what we're asking for. Just and adjustment today? Fine. Something more wholistic? That's fine too. You'll be hard pressed to find a more skilled and compassionate provider in the Boulder County area.
Derick A
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Dr. Austin pretty much saved my life. I was very dizzy from the moment I woke up until the moment a went to sleep every day this year. The feeling would never go away. I had very low quality of life, could barely drive and was on the verge of losing my job because I could no longer perform my required basic daily tasks. I almost had to postpone my wedding and honeymoon. Kaiser was NO HELP!!! the doctors kept basically telling me "I don't know what's wrong with you" and sent me to specialist (and crazy high copays) after specialist. By the time they referred me to a neurologist, there was a four month wait period. I said enough is enough and began looking for outside help, that's where I found Dr. Austin and he immediately helped! He began treatment on my first visit using optikinetic excersises and graduating to chiropractic adjustments and recommended dietary changes and it has only got better since! I am practically free of my dizziness and my quality of life has returned! Even my fiancee has commented on how much happier I've been since beginning treatment. I could not recommend Dr. Austin enough, this is the best experience I have had with anyone in a medical field. He is attentive, patient, personable and very professional. If you are looking for a neurological chiropractor, trust me, you just found the right one.
Chelsea D.
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Is there such a thing as a perfect person? Maybe not, but Dr. Austin sure does come close. Using "alternative" medicine can often be a confusing or scary experience for new people, which is what sets Dr. Austin apart from the rest. When a Doctor takes time to actually explain process and thoughts in detail it makes the experience so much more valuable. Dr. Austin is exceptional not necessarily for his knowledge (although it is vast) but rather for his values, demeanor, process, and approach to care. When was the last time your doctor greeted you with a genuine smile, by your first name, and made you fee like "how are you" wasn't a greeting, but an actual question? Probably not recently if ever. I have been a patient of Dr. Austin for over half my life, I am by nature not a very trusting person so the fact I allow anyone to touch me and actually MOVE my body speaks volumes, and I do it happily every week! He has seen me as a young athlete, a recovering athlete, and most recently the victim of a car crash requiring TBI (brain trauma) as well as physical recovery. He and his team have given my life a 180 through COMPLETE care. One visit with Dr. Austin and you will question everything you've ever been told about medicine. If there is something he can't do or someone knows better, the first thing he does is explain what he thinks is in your best interest, answers as many questions as you might have, and gets you to the person who can treat you the best. Nothing is ever rushed, nothing is every about money, nothing is ever about being "the best" with Dr. Austin, it is simply about being and being healthy. Come in for an adjustment, leave with a new life. The instant relief and continued physical work swiftly show you how his team can take care of your WHOLE body and life. Ask about the gut-brain connection and watch a human encyclopedia go to work! His technology and educational material rival that of a teaching institution. All of this is well and good, but what makes any trip to Dr. Austin worth it is the overwhelming genuine care about *who* you are as a person that is lacking in every other medical professional. You will never be ushered out the door, you will never be made to feel stupid for asking a question and you will never be given more than you need for sake of income. Heck, just have coffee with the guy, you'll be a better person for it!
Chris R.
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No matter where I travel in the world, this is where I will come to have my spine cared for. I started here two years ago with horrible lower back pain and didn't have to come in for another adjustment for almost two years. Impressive holistic approach from this crew. Highly recommended!!
Dory J
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I started working with doctor Austin in 1998 after a very thorough recommendation by Gail Denton who wrote the book "Brainlash".( btw: If you or someone you know has a traumatic brain injury- buy that book). Through several car accidents and multiple athletic injuries and life stresses; Doctor Austin thoroughly worked with me to start connecting my right left brain hemispheres, get my nervous system calmed down or turned back on., get my b as lance back, my movement back while being honest and really funny. When I moved away I saw a few other chiroppractors with some very cutting edge technology and each time would have a severe headache or feel if somehow.. I'm not saying other chiropractors aren't good at all, though I am saying I trust doctor Austin more. After 26 years of seeing him as a chiropractor, I love this guy - he keeps and he really knows what hes doing with functional medicine and chiropractor care. I highly recommend him!
Caylen E.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Austin's for many years now, after years of searching for a good chiropractor, and he is hands-down the best! I have never had my neck cracked so perfectly and I feel amazing after every appointment. He uses a lot of functional neurology techniques that are pretty cool also and I appreciate how he explains things as he goes. Barbara at reception is wonderful too! There is also a nice waiting area with toys that my kiddo loves. I highly recommend this place to everyone!
Denise M.
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I've been seeing doctor Paul for close to 25 year. He has helped me through my pregnancy, he has adjusted my 21 year old daughter since she was 2 days old. I suffer from lower back, shoulder, and migraine headaches. He has been able to provide relief and continued treatment for these issues. My 70 year old mother even visits him when she comes in the summer, I would suggest him to anyone who askeed.
Heather Z.
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I have been seeing Dr Austin for years now, originally after a car accident but now more for tune ups. He is one of the most caring and educated healers I have ever been to. I have many friends that have started seeing him as well and they have all been very pleased with the results. I highly recommend him!!
Elspeth A.
Elspeth A.
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I have known Dr. Paul since I was 6 years old. He is the most caring and knowledgeable doctor. If you are looking for a new chiropractor I strongly recommend you go see him. He is wonderful!
John Doe
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Dr. Austin is my chiropractor of choice because of his vast knowledge in sports medicine, neurology, and nutrition to train the root cause of any issue I may have. It is not a blind treatment which is what I have seen in many other chiropractic offices. I am currently training for an IronMan and there isn’t anyone better that I would want on my team. It’s not only what Dr. Austin does for me in the office, but his advice and knowledge that keeps me balanced outside of the office as well. Thank you Dr. Austin.
Jesse S.
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I was pretty nervous to get my very first adjustment, but Dr. Austin put my mind at ease. Hugely knowledgeable and very kind. The whole experience was exceptional!
Kathy K.
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I started going to Dr. Paul Austin for some neck discomfort and I received so much more. His knowledge of the workings of the nervous system, balance, brain function, etc. has helped me tremendously. He suggestion of simple exercises has helped with overall balance (something he calls brain function asymmetry/imbalance)- amazing the difference He makes in my overall wellness program. I would refer Dr. Austin to anyone!!! He is very personable and professional, also explains things in layman's terms for easy understanding. Thanks
Kathryn M.
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He is a master of his craft. I've used him for about 20 years. He's helped with posture improvement, subluxation, and various injuries.
Nathalie P
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Have been bringing my children and myself to Dr Austin for over 10 years! From neuro support to mental and physical wellness, he looks at our whole bodies and provides nourishing enhancement, alignment and support. Truly grateful for all he does for our family.
Genna M.
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I love Dr Austin! He is extremely knowledgeable and excited to share his knowledge. I know that I'm never just going in for a quick fix adjustment. He takes time to talk to you and truly understand exactly what is going on with your body. He is wonderful.
Allison J.
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Dr. Austin changed my life. I’m not exaggerating. When I went to see him I was experiencing extreme back pain! Sometimes the pain would shoot down my leg to my foot. I had already seen two healthcare professionals who diagnosed me with Degenerative Disc Disease. One laid out.
Bruce I
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Dr. Austin has been an incredible help to me in over coming chronic back pain. I have seen a lot of doctors over the years to deal with my back and he is the first one to figure out how to help me. Through his guidance I am relatively pain free, eating healthier, loosing 20 lbs and reducing the number of medications I was taking. He is a wealth of knowledge and is interested in helping you achieve a higher quality of life by getting to the root cause of your physical ailments. I highly recommend giving him a visit to discuss what is ailing you so that you can get on the path to a healthier life. Thank you Dr. Austin. Sincerely, Bruce immele
Alan B.
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Dr Austin takes special care and pride in his role to heal people and guide them down a healthier path. If it wasn’t for Dr Austin‘s approach after my back had failed I probably would not have been able to walk today, and wouldn’t be as healthy or happy as I am.
Cedrick N.
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Dr Austin is one of the best doctor you will ever go to. He is a humble, authentic and caring doctor who also has an impressive knowledge of the human brain and body. I can't say enough about him and highly recommend him.
Jim O.
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I have never believed in chiropractors. My best friend, a long distance runner, swore by his. After an injury at home (wrenched my neck and back badly), I saw my primary care doctor. He said I may have shingles and my accident caused it to materialize. After a week of meds, the radiating pain around my chest continued. On my follow up visit, he actually recommended Austin Chiropractic Center. I told Dr Austin of my skepticism and my issue. He showed me a book that illustrated my pain exactly, showed me simple examples of how neurological stimulus effects strength and did an adjustment on me. I was shocked at how far I could turn my head backing out of my parking space when I left. After 3 adjustments, my neck and back pain were gone completely. Years later, I was rear-ended and had massive shoulder and neck issues. Dr Austin helped alleviate the pain and, over time, return the natural curve to my neck. His quiet, caring and thoughtful approach inspire confidence in his care. Dr Austin has always taken extra time to ask about my family, my eating habits and exercise to help evaluate my issues holistically. I will never see another chiropractor as I respect his approach and swear by his results.
Ben S.
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I've been a patient of Dr. Austin for a few years now. He has always gone the extra mile to relieve my pain. He helped me recover from an auto accident and has continued to treat me for chrinic back and shoulder issues. I would highly recommend Dr. Austin.
Trisha P
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I recently moved to Colorado and started seeing Dr Austin after a recommendation from my sister. So far, I am impressed with his approach to treatment, his bedside manner and his knowledge of the brain / body connection. Dr. Austin has a great combination of a friendly and professional nature - he very clearly enjoys his work and is passionate about the health of his clients. He's skilled in a variety of treatments / diagnostics, taking a holistic approach to wellness. Although I've only been seeing him for a short time, I would recommend him to anyone seeking a chiropractor, especially one trained in functional medicine. He asks questions, listens well and approaches each case individually to reach optimum patient wellness.
Leslie T
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My daughter visited Dr Austin for about a year for assisting in balancing her right and left brain. She was having alot of anxiety and couldn't do simple tasks like jumping jacks (she was 8 years old). He also provided chiropractice wellness care and advice on home exercises. We truly appreciate the work Austin put in for us and her anxiety is gone and her left and right brain are now working more uniformly.
Darla B
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Dr Austin is a spectacular Chiropractic Neurologist! Concussion recovery - top notch. He handles complicated medical conditions that most Chiropractors have no grasp for. Check him out!
Donna S
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I have known Dr. Austin for over ten years. We met after I had a nasty roller blading accident. I was working 80+ hours/week at the time and was at a place in my life that I was unable to make any changes and really needed help just maintaining until I could. Dr. Austin helped me stay vertical and keep going until and after I was able to make some changes in my life that were more conducive in helping myself. I am grateful for all his knowledge, guidance and care he shared with me. As a healthcare professional, I know how important it is to let share our positive experiences with others. I would not hesitate to refer my patients to him since I go to Dr. Austin myself.
Natalie C
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I came to Dr. Austin after suffering with a chronic illness and brain injury for nearly 2 years. I was afraid to be hopeful because I had already tried many things to heal and was struggling to make further progress. Dr. Austin has several ways of objectively testing brain function and I was relieved to get confirmation of what I already new to be true - my brain function was impaired! The first month was challenging for me, but I was faithful to come to appointments and do my at-home exercises. It has now been 2 months and I have progressed so much in such a short time! I have gotten my ability to drive back, am able to go to the store alone, play much more with my daughter, and have been going more places than I have in a long time! To put it simply, I am starting to live again! I look forward to seeing the progress I continue to make. Dr. Austin’s number 1 priority is helping the patient feel better. He wants to know how you are feeling along the way and is careful to challenge you without overdoing it. He will truly listen and believe you when you tell him how you’re feeling and will modify exercises accordingly.
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