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Concussion Management
What is a Concussion?

concussion-management-baltimoreA concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI), which changes the brain's chemistry and function. A concussion can be caused by a direct blow to the head, or in an
indirect force resulting in a quick.

What are the symptoms of a Concussion?

Concussions can cause a number of different physical, emotional and cognitive symptoms. Some symptoms show up right away, while others may not appear or be noticed for days or even weeks after the injury. The number and severity of symptoms vary for each person.

Cognitive Symptoms

  • Difficulty concentrating and paying attention
  • Trouble with learning and memory
  • Problem putting thoughts into words
  • Slower in thinking, acting, reading, and speaking
  • Easily distracted and confused
  • Trouble multitasking
  • Lack of organization in everyday tasks.

Emotional Symptoms

  • Irritability
  • Sadness
  • Psychological adjustment problems
  • More emotional
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Lack of motivation
  • Depression

Physical Symptoms

  • Headache and or neck pain
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Lack of energy
  • Mental or Physical Exhaustion
  • Loss of balance
  • Loss of sense of taste and smell
  • Increased sensitivity to sounds
  • Dizzy and or lightheaded
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Change in sleep patterns

Why choose Chesapeake?

The concussion specialist at CPAT uses a variety of techniques to include vestibular therapy, ocular training and manual therapy to address balance deficits, headaches, neck pain, dizziness, and coordination. At CPAT we realize no two concussions are the same. Our one on one unique scheduling policy allows for a thorough assessment of your individual symptoms and limitations. The physical therapist will then design a treatment program especially for you.

At CPAT we provide a comprehensive treatment plan that focuses not only on symptom management, but also "return to functional activity" training. Your treatment
is not complete until a full return activity assessment is conducted.

Physical Therapy Interventions

Physical Therapy can help speed recovery and aide in return to daily activity, sports, and work activity after a concussion.

  • Manual therapy
  • Neck stabilization exercises
  • Balance exercises
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Habituation exercises
  • Patient education
  • Provide a home exercise program
  • Canalith repositioning procedure
  • Gaze stabilization exercises
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Return to sport protocols
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