You have been diagnosed with a concussion; now what?
First, if you believe you may have a concussion or a head injury, please immediately seek attention at a medical center or from your physician.
Everyone’s trauma is different. For those with a concussion, the recovery may take just days, or it may take months. The Therapy Network’s Concussion Clinic and its professional staff team are ready to assist in your recovery.
You can review a complete discussion of concussion therapies on our website, but here is a brief review.
Here are ways that physical therapy helps a concussion patient’s recovery:
A therapist specialist will also help you create a series of steps to complete as you return to regular activity at home, work, and sports. Your concussion rehabilitation will also include exercises and tasks to complete at home.
Education plays a crucial role in concussion rehabilitation. A therapist will educate you, your family members, or a caregiver on recovery expectations.
Often, concussion patients fully recover with rest and physical therapy. But some may still experience symptoms, even after rest. A physical therapist specializing in traumatic brain injury will note that your recovery does not fit the “rest equation.”
Think of your concussion clinic specialist as a set of trained eyes to watch your recovery. If your brain injury recovery is not on track, they will provide support and contacts in the needed field of medicine.