My therapist was very good at explaining the “whys” and how to handle symptoms of my concussion. I have seen improvement with her expertise.

Recovering from a Concussion

Following a concussion, you may experience physical symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, vertigo, and imbalance persisting after the initial recovery period. If these symptoms persist and are inhibiting your ability to get back to regular daily activities, vestibular therapy can be an effective treatment.

With a team of advanced vestibular specialists and specialized equipment, Vortex Physical Therapy and Balance is uniquely suited to provide vestibular therapy for post-concussion rehabilitation. Please visit our services page to learn more about what vestibular rehabilitation therapy can do for you or a loved one.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a concussion?

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body causing 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, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging brain cells. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

What are the most common causes of concussion?

  • Falls (leading cause of concussion)
  • Motor vehicle collisions
  • Work accidents
  • Sports injury

What is post-concussion syndrome?

Post-concussion syndrome is the term applied to symptoms, such as those listed below, which persist for weeks or months after the initial injury.

What are the symptoms of concussion?

  • Headache or head pressure
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Balance problems
  • Dizziness and/or vertigo
  • Double vision or blurry vision
  • Light or noise sensitivity
  • Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy
  • Concentration or memory problems
  • Just not “feeling right,” or “feeling down”
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Does concussion rehabilitation differ for adolescents and adults?

Post-concussion therapy does not differ by a person’s age. However, each program should be customized to address the specific needs and symptoms of the injured individual. The exercises prescribed by a specially trained physical therapist are designed to help you recover more quickly from a concussion by retraining the brain, eyes and vestibular system to work together again.