It is important to treat all the systems affected by the concussion in order to make the most complete recovery possible. Evaluation by a therapist and follow up treatment is important to restore patients to their full function in sport, and school or work tasks.
Concussion symptoms reported by the athlete may include:
Signs of a concussion may include:
The symptoms may take weeks or months to resolve but will improve faster and more completely with physical therapy.
Treatment may include specialized eye exercises to help reestablish the smooth, coordinated movement and the ability to focus; dizziness and balance recovery exercises, and manual therapy to the neck to restore normal muscle states and joint mobility.