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 lingering symptoms including dizziness, headaches, vertigo, and imbalance.

If these symptoms persist after the initial recovery period and are preventing you from participating in your regular daily activities, ask your medical team to refer you to a trained vestibular therapist. Vestibular therapy is an effective treatment option to consider when managing post-concussion care.

Vortex Physical Therapy and Balance is uniquely suited to provide post-concussion rehabilitation. Our team has advanced vestibular training and utilize specialized equipment, such as the Smart BalanceMaster, to assist us in evaluating and treating concussions.

Diron Cassidy, PT, MPT, GCS leads the concussion therapy program. We treat concussions stemming from work-related injuries, car accidents, and school sports. He is an ImPACT Trained Physical Therapist with the training and experience to assist in the recovery of these complicated issues.

Please visit our Vestibular Therapy page to learn more about about our program.

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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CONCUSSION REHABILITATION:

https://www.moveforwardpt.com/symptomsconditionsdetail.aspx?cid=4f2ebb00-f1c0-4691-b2ab-742df8dffb99#HowCanPhysicalTherapistHelp

https://vestibular.org/concussion#

http://www.neuropt.org/docs/default-source/vsig-english-pt-fact-sheets/concussion.pdf?sfvrsn=27625743_2