Concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries that are caused by a direct or indirect blow to the head, which can result in impairments of neurologic function with symptoms that include dizziness, amnesia, loss of consciousness, headaches and much more. Concussion physical therapy is treatment directed at restoring full function and a safe return to activity.
What does treatment entail?
Each patient will go through a thorough medical screening and physical examination which will assess the following areas:
- Cognitive function
- Oculomotor (eye muscle) function
- Affective (emotional) status
- Cervical spine (neck)
- Headache symptoms
- Cardiovascular system
- Vestibular system (inner ear)
Your physical therapist will tailor a specific and individualized program based on their examination's findings and communication with other involved professionals, such as physicians. The treatment regimen will address issues in the above systems to restore full function.
In addition to this, discussion and education will be provided on how to return to work, play and/or school, if applicable. Our therapists will work with your physician to ensure a smooth step-wise progression back to normal function.