Head Injury and Concussion Therapy

Our vestibular therapist can play a key role in your recovery from head injury/concussion.  A physical therapist is a movement expert, and knows exactly how much movement you can do to benefit your recovery without pushing you too far.  An added advantage to having a physical therapist who is also a vestibular therapist, trained in brain injury, cervical, and migraine treatment is that your therapist has a wide-range of experience and will be more able to find the best rehabilitation plan designed to your needs.  There is nothing cut-and-dried about concussion management because the brain is so complex.  Our therapist understands that each brain injury or post-concussion patient is going to present with their own unique symptoms and issues.  At Core Balance, our educated therapist also understands that at times, rehabilitation will involve a referral out to other health care providers when she suspects an issue outside her scope of practice.  To be honest, she has saved a couple of patient's lives this way!

Common Signs and Symptoms of Concussion:

  • Heachache
  • Drowsiness (foggy, forgetful, fatigue)
  • Appears dazed or confused
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Difficulty concentrating/focusing
  • Imbalanced/clumsy
  • Sensitivity to light and noise
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Tinnitus (ringing in ear)
  • Answers questions slowly/slurred speech

If you suspect you may have a concussion, always see a doctor as soon as possible.

Our Program may consist of:

  • Vestibular, balance, or ocular rehabilitation
  • Vision and coordination testing
  • Orthopedic evaluation (may be contributing to headache, etc.)
  • Patient education and home exercises
  • A specialist referral when needed

Our therapist is ImPACT trained and can provide ImPACT screening.

Call for more information- 269-775-1551

Coming in January!