It is important to treat all the systems affected by the concussion in order to make the most complete recovery possible. Evaluation by a therapist and follow up treatment is important to restore patients to their full function in
sport, and school or work tasks.
Concussion symptoms reported by the athlete may include:
Headache or "pressure" in head
Nausea or vomiting
Balance problems or dizziness
Double or blurry vision
Sensitivity to light
Sensitivity to noise
Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy
Concentration or memory problems
Just not "feeling right" or is "feeling down"
Signs of a concussion may include:
Appears dazed or stunned
Is confused about assignment or position
Forgets an instruction
Is unsure of game, score, or opponent
Answers questions slowly
Loses consciousness (even briefly)
Shows mood, behavior, or personality changes
The symptoms may take weeks or months to resolve but will improve faster and more completely with physical therapy.
Treatment may include specialized eye exercises to help reestablish the smooth, coordinated movement and the ability to focus; dizziness and balance recovery exercises, and manual therapy to the neck to restore normal muscle states
and joint mobility.