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Help After A Concussion


Concussions among athletes have become a hot topic in recent years leading to more stringent guidelines for screening, both on and off field, as well as return to play guidelines. What many people don’t know is that concussions can take multiple forms and manifest differently in individuals. Over the past several years the University of Pittsburg medical center has been working and researching to conceptualize different clinical trajectories that a concussion can take. Each trajectory requires a certain approach to treat.

In many cases a physical therapist can help with the treatments in terms of vestibular and balance therapy in addition to exertion therapy for sport specific protocols for eventual return to athletic competition. Physical therapists are in an excellent position to prescribe exercises for clients to work on at home to improve with function post concussion.

Concussions are a mild form of a traumatic brain injury and should not be taken lightly. In many cases symptoms can subside without outside intervention. When symptoms linger for more than a few weeks it is time to seek care! Oakdale Physical Therapy & Fitness is able to provide the services needed to help alleviate your concussion symptoms.