Concussion Rehabilitation

Physical Therapy for Concussion

Concussions can be extremely severe. They are injuries that a person suffers due to a fall, an injury to the body or an injury that shakes the brain inside the skull. Losing consciousness is not always the symptom of a concussion.

Some people do show obvious symptoms such as loss of consciousness and memory but others won't. Concussions can be healed with proper rest and the right treatment, most do!

If you or any of your loved ones have suffered from a concussion, then count on the skilled therapist at Ally Physical Therapy to assist you with concussion rehabilitation. Call us to learn more about our concussion rehabilitation.

Learn More About Concussion Causes and Symptoms

In cases such as fights, falls, sports injuries, and car and bike accidents the body comes into collision and the brain may crash into the skull leading to a potential injury.

The symptoms of a concussion can range from mild to severe and can last for hours, days or even months. Learn more about the symptoms of a concussion. They can be grouped into four main categories:

  • Thinking and remembering
    • Not being able to concentrate
    • Not being able to remember new information
    • Not thinking clearly
    • Feeling slowed down
  • Physical
    • Dizziness
    • Headache
    • Fuzzy or blurry vision
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Sensitivity to light or noise
    • Balance problems
  • Psychological
    • Sad
    • Fatigue and lethargy
    • Emotional and mood changes
    • Easily upset or arranged
    • Nervous or anxious
  • Sleep
    • Sleeping less than usual
    • Sleeping more than usual
    • Having a hard time falling asleep

Physical Therapy Program for Concussions Includes

  • Aerobic conditioning
  • Balance training
  • Postural education
  • Patient education
  • Core strengthening
  • Comprehensive home exercise program
  • Sports conditioning to help return to activities
  • Gaze stabilization and convergence exercises / training
  • Manual therapy of injured neck soft tissues which often accompany concussion