Concussions are considered a traumatic brain injury and, if left untreated,
they can result in lasting effects and damage to the brain tissue. This
damage can cause physical, cognitive, and behavioral symptoms and problems,
which can last for a short period of time or become a long-term condition.
If you have suffered a concussion, consider consulting with a physical
therapist to receive treatment that can address your symptoms.
Your physical therapist will examine your neurological, orthopedic, and
cardiovascular systems to prescribe the treatment that is best suited
for your particular needs. Treatment might include:
Rest: Limiting your activity is commonly recommended for those who have sustained
a concussion. This period of rest will help your brain heal as quickly
as possible and alleviate any symptoms you might be experiencing. Rest
will not only include limiting your physical activity, but limiting the
use of electronics, recreation, work, school, and other daily tasks that
might be too demanding.
Restoring strength: To help you regain strength, your physical therapist will design an exercise
program for you when the time is right and your period of rest is over.
He or she will closely monitor your symptoms as you participate in the program.
Improving balance: In many cases, concussions are associated with a loss of balance and dizziness.
If you are experiencing these symptoms, a physical therapist will be able
to address these issues by applying special treatments or through specific
exercises, which you might be able to do at home.
Reducing headaches: Your physical therapist can also assess the causes of your headaches and
include stretches, strength and motion exercises, eye exercises in your
treatment to address them. He or she might even use technologies, such
as electrical stimulation, to eliminate your headaches.
Returning to your usual activity or sport: When your symptoms begin to lessen and ease and you regain your normal
strength and endurance, your physical therapist will help you slip back
into your normal activities and routine gradually and safely. Resuming
these activities too quickly can overload the brain and interfere with
the healing of your brain tissue, which can make your symptoms return.
Heed your physical therapist’s advice and treatment plan for you
to avoid disrupting the healing process.
Monmouth County Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine
Physical therapy is an effective method of treatment and can relieve pain
and restore maximum daily function. At ProFysio, our comprehensive and
1 on 1 treatment method will reduce and eliminate the symptoms of your
concussion so you can resume your usual activities. Our premier clinic
offers a wide range of state-of-the-art treatment and physical therapy
services. Additionally, unlike our competitors, we treat no more than
two patients an hour to provide quality service and care that is never rushed.
Some of our treatment options include manual therapy, therapeutic exercise,
electrical stimulation, traction, balance training, and more.
Contact our office today at
(732) 333-6360 to request a free consultation with a physical therapist.