What is post-concussion rehabilitation?

A concussion is a brain injury that occurs when the brain is violently shaken. It may cause physical, cognitive and behavioral symptoms in both the short-term and long-term. A physical therapist can assess the symptoms to determine if a concussion is present and treat the injury by guiding you through a safe and individualized recovery program. Because no two concussions are the same, your physical therapist will examine your neurological, orthopedic and cardiovascular systems to create a rehabilitation plan suited to your symptoms and goals. Our physical therapists are trained in the SCAT5 screening tool for pre-sport baseline testing and return to sport assessment.

What are the benefits?

Recovery from a concussion can take several weeks, months or years depending on the severity of the injury and the age of the person affected. Your treatment may include rest and recovery along with a therapeutic exercise program to restore strength and endurance, stop dizziness and improve balance and reduce headaches to return you to normal activity in the quickest and safest way possible.

Related Services

Many physical therapy services are commonly used in combination. Learn more about our related services.