Our Approach to Concussion Therapy
Concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), can occur from a strike to the head or whiplash. These injuries cause quick shifting of delicate brain tissue within the skull. According to current concussion therapy research, several concussions heal on their own within 10 days but nerve signals in the brain can be disrupted for up to 30 days after a single concussion. If additional concussions occur there can be an increase in recovery time and symptoms can worsen. Each concussion is unique.
Many people do not lose consciousness and often the brain injury does not show up on an MRI but significant symptoms can still exist. Symptoms lasting 4 weeks after a head trauma are classified as post-concussion syndrome. For these individuals, 2 days of cognitive and physical rest followed by concussion therapy is strongly advised.
Concussion therapy uses brain strategies, provided by a concussion specialist, that helps the brain build new neural pathways. Our concussion clinic experts create a completely customized treatment plan that thoroughly assesses your current state, maps out your recovery process and goals, and kick-starts a route to healing the brain.
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Concussion therapy in our office usually consists of two therapies. Vestibular therapy focuses on the inner ear, visual dysfunctions, and balance. This therapy can be performed by a physical therapist or an occupational therapist with proper training. Cognitive therapy focuses on processing issues, forgetfulness, executive functioning, emotions, and concentration. This type of therapy is performed by an occupational therapist. Our occupational therapist, Camma Love, is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist with extensive experience with neurological conditions.
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Easy to make appts, responsive team, no waiting and quality care— since sustaining a life altering TBI on a mountain run, my cognitive therapy appts have been crucial in my recovery — not only did Camma equip me with the tools needed to navigate challenges she also communicated with my neurologist, a catalyst to optimizing treatment.