Laurie Menk Otto, ND, MPH

Naturopathic Medicine | Portland, Oregon

Concussion Care and Baseline Testing

Concussions can happen to anyone, and cause unpredictable and difficult symptoms. You need an expert to guide your recovery and provide comprehensive care to help you recover fully, and return to feeling better.

Dr. Menk Otto has received certified concussion training through Complete Concussion Management Inc. (CCMI), which is a multi-disciplinary research-based concussion care network of health care providers worldwide.

Although very commonly recommended, it’s a myth that rest will help you recover from concussion. Full recovery is facilitated by remaining active within certain limits, while addressing underlying inflammation and fully assessing the systems that are causing problems. In addition to the neurologic system, this can include vestibular and balance, eyes, digestive, hormonal, and other systems.

With Dr. Menk Otto’s guidance, you will learn how to reduce inflammation, remain active and exercise within acceptable limits, figure out what is driving stubborn symptoms, and feel empowered to take an active role in your own treatment plan. We also offer baseline testing for all types of athletes, including professional and non-professional, college, and high school athletes.

Why baseline test? 
Baseline testing is crucial for all athletes, when feeling completely well, primarily to decide when it is safe to return to play after concussion. Athletes of all types should consider baseline testing. Please call 503-232-3215 to schedule a one-hour testing appointment.