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What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) that can occur from a direct bump or blow to the head, or a hit to the body that indirectly shakes the head. A concussion can produce symptoms that last anywhere from a few hours to a few months.

Concussions most often occur during a fall, car accident, or full-contact sport like football or boxing. If you suspect you or a loved one has experienced a concussion, reach out to a concussion expert immediately!

Signs & Symptoms of a Concussion

  • Headache
  • Visual problems
  • Poor coordination or balance
  • Dizziness
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Ringing in ears
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Slowed reaction time
  • Confusion
  • Loss of Memory
  • Difficulty Concentration
  • Fogginess

Be aware that you may also experience emotional symptoms. These may include increased sadness, irritability, and even nervousness.

How to Treat a Concussion

At Sheltering Arms, we are dedicated to the comprehensive management and treatment of your concussion from pre-injury evaluations all the way through treatment and complete rehabilitation. Our highly trained specialists and innovative concussion therapy technologies will quickly lead you down the road to recovery.

Pre-Injury Baseline Testing

During this testing phase, we determine our patient’s normal levels of balance and brain functioning. We examine several domains of brain function that are typically affected following a concussion.

Post-Injury Evaluation and Treatment

Due to the complexity of concussions, which can result in both physical and cognitive issues, our expert clinicians work together to create a customized treatment plan for each individual.

 

Multi-Disciplinary Concussion Treatment Processes
  • Vestibular Concussion Treatment – Our physical therapists use their orthopedic and neuro vestibular expertise to address any musculoskeletal injuries or issues with balance, dizziness, and headaches.
  • ImPACT Testing – Our team of medical psychologists help provide recommendations for returning to school or work through ImPACT testing. They also help build a plan to manage anxiety and stress when dealing with post-concussion syndrome.
  • Speech Evaluation and Treatment – Our speech-language pathologists address difficulty with attention, memory, concentration, and organization.
  • Medication Management – Our physicians evaluate our patients first hand, providing thorough evaluation and medical insight. Any sleep disruption, chronic headaches, and musculoskeletal injuries will be managed when appropriate.
Sheltering Arms Concussion Treatment Goals
  1. Return to Learn – To ensure a successful integration back to school and learning!
  2. Return to Play – To build a recovery plan tailored to each individual’s sport or activity!
  3. Return to Work – To create a safe transition back to work!

Why Choose Our Concussion Care Program?

With over 130 years of caring for our community, we lead the way with our innovative physical therapy treatments. Our professional concussion therapists rehabilitate patients with the most up-to-date practices and are dedicated to helping people recover and get back to doing the things they love!

Contact Our Concussion Specialists Today!