What Is Concussion Rehabilitation?
Concussion rehabilitation is appropriate for someone who has suffered a concussion within the last 2-3 weeks or may be suffering from chronic (long-term) symptoms from a head injury that may have happened weeks to months ago. Symptoms that may benefit from physical therapy include:
- Neck Pain
- Chronic Headaches
- Blurred Vision
- Difficulty Reading
- Feelings of Imbalance
- Difficulty with Symptoms in a Busy Environment
Three types of therapy for concussion include vestibular therapy, cervical (neck) therapy, and exertion therapy.
Symptoms that may indicate a particular type of therapy include:
Vestibular Therapy: works with dizziness, imbalance, trouble in busy environments, and difficulty reading.
Cervical (Neck) Therapy: neck pain, stiffness, and cervicogenic (neck) headaches.
Exertion Therapy: returning to sports, returning to recreational activities, and chronic headaches and migraines.