Physical Therapy for Concussion Rehabilitation

A concussion is a severe injury, and you should seek medical attention immediately from a physician or emergency medical center. Once diagnosed, a physician may recommend physical therapy for concussion rehab.

A concussion is a brain injury that can happen when the head is shaken or directly hit. The injury causes changes in the function of the brain. Changes can be temporary or long-lasting. 1.6 million to 3.8 million Americans a year experience concussions annually.

Anyone, at any age, can experience a concussion injury. Some of the most common accidents that result in a concussion include the following:

  • Work Accidents
  • Sports Injury
  • Falls
  • Auto Accidents

Physical therapy for concussion rehabilitation for some is quick, while it may take weeks to months for some to fully recover.

How Can Physical Therapy Help?

Physical therapy is an aid to concussion rehabilitation. After a concussion, you may need to rest for an extended period. Physical therapy helps you regain strength and return to your everyday lifestyle. Here are ways that physical therapy helps a concussion patient’s recovery:

  • Restore Strength
  • Build Endurance
  • Improve Balance
  • Reduce Headaches

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.

What to Expect at The Therapy Network

In 2022, The Therapy Network opened the TTN Pain Management and Balance Center, including a dedicated Fall, Balance, and Concussion Center.

The Therapy Network understands the importance of providing a safe and accessible location. TTN prides itself on the specialization of its physical therapists, and this new center offers the opportunity to expand and advance the care of our patients. Our Newtown location is centrally located (Exit 15a off 264) and provides a first-floor entrance for easy access.

Physical therapy for concussion rehabilitation is vital. Same-day appointments are available at The Therapy Network. We provide quality care promptly at all six of our locations in Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake.