A concussion is a traumatic brain injury, often caused by a blow to the head, which alters the way your brain functions. While most concussions heal in the first 1-2 weeks, 10-20% of adolescent cases show signs of persistent symptoms, including persistent headaches, dizziness, nausea, difficulty concentrating, ringing in ears, neck pain, and difficulty with retention with school work secondary to concussion can all be present.
If, after an initial period of rest, your concussion symptoms are still present, you may be a good candidate for physical therapy intervention by a concussion management specialist at Bellin Sports Medicine.
Treatments may include:
- Vestibular training for dizziness symptoms
- Manual therapy for neck pain and headaches
- Balance/coordination training
- Active Rehabilitation Program - for restoration of autonomic nervous system balance
Your physical therapist will utilize their training and experience with the post-concussion syndrome population and work with your physician to develop a personalized program to suit your needs and goals for recovery.