A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that is caused by either a direct force to the head or a force transmitted through the body to the head. Concussions can be caused by a variety of injuries not limited to sports, falls or car accidents.
In the majority of people, concussion symptoms resolve within 10 days; however, for the 20% that continue to have prolonged symptoms, it is very important for people to seek physical therapy treatment.
We offer a comprehensive Concussion Management Program that is individualized to the patient.
Physical therapy will help recover balance, postural control, gaze stability, focus, gait and mood.
Treatment will focus on the following:
- Vestibular/Balance/Oculomotor rehabilitation
- Coordination training
- Orthopedic evaluation of the neck that may contribute to headache symptoms
- Progression of aerobic tolerance
- Education on pathophysiology of concussion
- Coping strategies