Treatment of a concussion, more accurately referred to as a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), is a specialized area of care in which the physical therapist is a key member of the team. Treatment requires a carefully customized approach as each person’s clinical presentation and symptoms can widely vary.

What is our approach?

A concussion occurs from any event where the brain is jarred or shakes within the skull either from a direct blow to the head or indirectly to the body. Since the injury is to the brain, symptoms can include dizziness or vertigo, low energy, nausea, inability to concentrate or sleep well and poor memory among other symptoms. Concussion rehabilitation traditionally required complete rest as the best course of treatment, however the latest research indicates early activity and progressive exercise centered around symptom management is the best course of care.

Unseen Damage

Imaging, such as an MRI or CT, scan will not detect a concussion even if you’ve had one. Second concussions suffered before one has recovered from the first are much more serious. High school athletes’ recovery time for a sports concussion are longer than those of college athletes.

over

4

million sports & recreation-related concussions occur each year in the US

almost

10

percent of patients lose consciousness

brain injuries account for

95

percent of all fatalities

Concussion-Related Injuries We Treat

Vertigo & BPPV

Cervical Dizziness

Central Dizziness

Imbalance & Falls

Other Concussion-related Injuries We Treat

Sports Injury

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Sports Injuries can happen at all ages, all sports, and at all levels. Collisions and high impact falls are by far the most common. Check out our Sports Injury page for more information!

Auto Accidents

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Concussions and head injuries are a frequent occurrence in auto accidents. Sudden impacts from a collision can leave you feeling pain, dizziness and nausea. Visit our Auto Accident page for more information!

Slips & Falls

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Slips and falls can create enough force to cause concussions and brain injuries. If you fall and hit your head, watch for symptoms of dizziness, low energy, and the inability to concentrate.

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