Concussion

“A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. Doctors may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because concussions are usually not lifethreatening. Even so, their effects can be serious. (https://www.cdc.gov)”

An estimated 3.8 million sports- and recreation-related concussions occur in the United States each year and as many as 50% go unreported (Harmon et al 2018).

According to the CDC, signs, and symptoms
of concussions include:

  • Difficulty thinking clearly
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory problems
  • Headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Balance problems
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Feeling tired
  • Irritability
  • Sadness
  • Anxiety
  • Sleeping more than normal
  • Difficulty sleeping

Most people recover from concussions, however, some people will have a delayed recovery. Our certified clinicians will work with you and your physicians to help you improve your function and return to normal activities. 

What to expect in the clinic: 

This program includes a comprehensive assessment of: 

  • Neuro-cognitive functioning, including:
  • Attention
  • Memory/working memory
  • Executive function
  • Language/communication
  • Visuospatial ability
  • Orientation
  • Motor/sensory functions

Vestibular Assessment, including:

  • Special tests to help identify the cause of dizziness/vertigo symptoms
  • Ability to tolerate movement
  • Balance

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