Concussion Therapy

208 Physical Therapy’s Approach to Concussion Therapy
in Rexburg

Concussion therapy is an integral part of overcoming a concussion and healing properly. A concussion creates a significant impact on your brain, and while there is no cure for concussions, there are head injury recovery practices that can help you get on the right path to healing.

Understanding Concussions

What Is a Concussion?

Concussions are a type of traumatic brain injury, also known as a TBI. They are usually caused by a bump to the head or occasionally a hit to the body. We often see concussions among athletes getting hit by a ball, tackled, or falling and hitting their heads. It’s also common for people in car accidents to get a concussion from whiplash or hitting their head during the wreck.

A concussion is a direct result of your brain hitting against the side of your skull or moving around rapidly within your skull. It can result in a variety of symptoms, and it takes time to get back to normal function.

Symptoms of a Concussion

While concussions can vary from mild to severe, symptoms remain fairly consistent. When dealing with a concussion, symptoms may include:

    • Headache
    • Dizziness
    • Loss in coordination
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Fatigue
    • Ringing in the ears
    • Memory loss

FAQ’s About Post-Concussion Physical Therapy

What to expect during your first visit for concussion therapy?
You can expect to work one on one with one of our experts. Starting off with an assessment followed by building a plan for recovery, we will guide you through every step to get you back to where you need to be.
How long does concussion rehabilitation typically take?
With treatment, recovery typically takes anywhere from 7-14 days. This does vary based on the individual and the severity of the concussion.
What is involved in treatment for concussion in adults?
When dealing with concussions, we are careful to monitor symptoms and pain throughout the treatment. The exercises provided are intended to help you rebuild strength and recover from any damage left by the concussion.

Concussion Physical Therapy Tailored to You

Treatments for Concussions That Fit Your Lifestyle

When beginning concussion therapy, you can expect a few things right away:

  1. Initial Assessment
  2. Customized Plan of Action
  3. Take-Home Exercises
  4. Consistent Communication

Even mild concussions can vary from person to person, so having a plan that suits your particular set of symptoms and pain is crucial to your recovery. 

Treatment for Mild Concussion

Most concussions are considered mild because they are not typically life threatening. However, some people experience very minor symptoms, and others experience some more severe symptoms. In cases of mild concussions, concussion-supportive therapy aims to help alleviate or reverse symptoms as much as possible during the healing process. As mentioned, treatment for mild concussions typically include stretching and exercises.

Treatment for More Severe Concussions

In the event that your symptoms are severe and persistent, there are other ways to expedite healing with advanced treatment options like vestibular and cognitive behavioral therapy. When combined, they are helpful in reducing more extreme cases of dizziness and loss of balance.

Why Choose Us for Your Concussion Therapy

How 208 Physical Therapy can Help You Post-Concussion

Our team is passionate about helping people recover from injuries of all kinds. We continue to expand our practice and areas of expertise to provide a well-rounded approach to physical therapy. When it comes to concussion physical therapy, we take special care to treat patients properly.

Traumatic brain injuries like a concussion are serious, and though a concussion is not life threatening, it could be life altering. Participating in actively healing can help you avoid lasting consequences. 

Contact Us

If you are experiencing symptoms of a concussion, it’s important to get in touch with a team who can help you right away. Contact the experts at 208 Physical Therapy to schedule your assessment and take your healing in to your own hands. 

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