Alissa Wicklund, PhD, ABPP-CN
Dr. Wicklund has experience working with male and female athletes at all levels who have had a concussion, whether as part of a team sport or an individual competition.
She serves as the concussion specialist for the Colorado Eagles, and the concussion specialist and neuropsychologist for the Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rapids, Glendale Raptors, Colorado State University, and the Denver Broncos.
Dr. Wicklund offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment designed to help the athlete or competitor return to their sport and other activities as safely as possible. Read about services at OCR’s Regional Concussion Center.
“I truly enjoy working with athletes and helping them make a return to play, competition, and all their activities to the fullest extent possible,” she says.
Dr. Wicklund and CSU professor Doug Coatsworth are conducting a research study on concussion reporting, a project funded by the NCAA and the U.S. Department of Defense. Read about her NCAA concussion research grant.
Dr. Wicklund also takes care of individuals who have sustained a head injury at work or in a motor vehicle accident.
Dr. Wicklund joined OCR and our sports medicine program in 2014 after eight years of private practice in the Chicago area.
Dr. Wicklund holds board certification in her specialty of neuropsychology.
She completed her undergraduate degree from Miami (Ohio) University in 1996, and she went on to earn her PhD in 2004 in psychology from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
Dr. Wicklund completed an additional two years of specialized training in neuropsychology as a post-doctoral fellow at the medical school at Northwestern. She is a member of the Sports Neuropsychology Society, and has received additional specialized training in treating sports concussions during the past five years.
Dr. Wicklund has achieved the designation of Credentialed ImPACT Consultant in the use of the nationally recognized ImPACT computerized assessment program for concussions.
Dr. Wicklund works closely with OCR’s sports med physicians — including Drs. Rocci Trumper, Dale Martin, Sean Grey, Ryan Hartman, Stephen Yemm, Thomas Sachtleben, Skip Ross, Thomas Anderson, Kurt Dallow, and Brian Lancaster.
She takes care of patients from OCR’s service area of northern Colorado, Wyoming, and western Nebraska. See details about concussion symptoms, care, recovery, and return to play in a handout for athletes, coaches, and parents.
Outside of OCR, Dr. Wicklund enjoys traveling, hiking, biking, and attending sporting events with her husband and their three children.
• Member, Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies
• Private Practice, Chicago
• Fellow in Neuropsychology
2004-2006 – Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago
• Ph.D. Degree
1998-2004 — Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago
• B. A. Degree
1996 – Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
Read more in our Sports Medicine-Concussion Center booklet
Sports Concussion Information from the CDC
Concussion Information from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
General Patient Information from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Learn More About Common Orthopaedic Conditions & Surgeries
- Sports Concussions