Concussion Management Program at Recovery Physical Therapy
Concussion diagnosis and treatment has been an important topic of discussion recently as new research points to the potential long term effects of concussion. Concussion and Post-Concussion syndrome prevention have been all over the news; and schools, athletic organizations, as well as professional leagues are all creating new rules and guidelines to help prevent and treat concussion.
At Recovery Physical Therapy’s Upper West Side location we are proud to announce our new Concussion Management Program.
A concussion is defined by the Centers for Disease Control as “a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, stretching and damaging the brain cells and creating chemical changes in the brain.”
Any type of head trauma can cause concussion; from falls, to motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents or sports collisions to name a few.
While the majority of people who sustain a concussion have relief of symptoms in about two weeks, for some the symptoms can persist for weeks or even months post-concussion.
As Physical Therapists we can assist in relieving the symptoms of concussion including headache, loss of balance, dizziness, visual problems, vestibular problems, and exercise intolerance.
Physical therapists can provide a vital service to promote healing, a return to work or school and a safe return to physical activity and athletics as soon as possible.
Once a referral to our specially trained physical therapists has been made by the doctor or health care practitioner, patients will receive a detailed initial evaluation. An individualized treatment plan will be created based on the patient’s symptoms, impairments and specific goals.
We will work together so that you, or your patient, can return to everyday activities, school, work, and safely return to athletics after a concussion.
If you would like to learn more about our concussion program, or to make a referral or appointment please call, 212-874-1550 or email us at