Our post-concussion management program uses a team approach to help patients recover and return to activities after a concussion. Our concussion clinical specialists use specific manual therapy techniques to decrease muscle spasms and deep tension in order to decrease many of the symptoms associated with post-concussion syndrome. We also focus on a variety of exercises that help strengthen and stretch the postural muscles to restore normal muscle functioning. Our concussion program focuses on educating and empowering the patient to manage their symptoms independently.
Our speech language pathologists, who specialize in concussion management, can provide comprehensive evaluations and treatments to address problems with: attention, memory, processing speed, word-retrieval, executive functioning and time management. Additionally, compensatory strategies are provided to facilitate success in home, school, work and community settings.
Our occupational therapists work with those affected with visual disturbances after a concussion. Post concussive symptoms include blurry or unstable vision, headache, double vision, dizziness, sensitivity to light, trouble reading or working on the computer and altered depth perception. Occupational therapy provides assessment and visual retraining as well as assessment of work, home and school management.
We also offer comprehensive Baseline Concussion Screening that includes the following three tests: ImPact, King Devick, and the balance error scoring system (BESS). By testing three domains — cognitive, visual tracking and balancing functions of the brain — we are able to provide you with a more comprehensive baseline screen.