Concussion Management

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Concussion:

Concussion has become a hot topic in healthcare. In the United States, approximately 3.8 million concussions occur in competitive sports and recreational activities annually. It is estimated that up to 50% of concussions go unreported.

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury with a complex pathophysiological process that results from trauma to the head. Serious long-term damage to the brain may occur if a concussion is not managed properly. The most important step to concussion management is recognition that you have a concussion. Concussion symptoms vary depending on the individual and the injury. Common symptoms reported by patients with concussions include the following:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Feeling slowed down
  • Mentally “foggy”
  • Sensitivity to light and/or noise
  • Balance problems
  • Fatigue
  • Drowsiness
  • Visual disturbances
  • Anxiety and nervousness
  • Neck and back pain

    Appropriate management of a concussion involves developing a specific individualized plan for the current symptoms you are experiencing. At C. Foster Physical Therapy, we are equipped with clinical expertise and experience to provide comprehensive post-concussion management. Our multimodal approach will include vestibular rehabilitation, balance training, core and neck stabilization exercises and an aerobic progression aimed to get you back to your favorite activities and more importantly, your life!

    If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or have any questions about our Concussion Program, please contact us!