A concussion is a brain injury that requires prompt, specialized medical attention. The sooner you receive rehabilitation therapy, the better the potential outcome. Our Post-Concussion Program offers outpatient care to help you get back to your previous level of independence in all areas of your life, including school, work, recreational activities and in the community.
Our services may be appropriate you’re experienced lingering changes in your emotions, behavior, thought processes and/or movement after a concussion caused by such things as a:
• Fall (including a slip and fall or trip and fall accident)
• Car accident
• Sports-related injury
• Workplace accident
• Recreational accident
• Any other incident resulting in mild head trauma
Your initial assessment is conducted by a physiatrist (physician specializing in rehabilitation) and a neuropsychologist who have years of experience evaluating and treating post-concussion syndrome. They use this information to create your individualized treatment plan.
Your treatment team coordinates to recommend services and therapies best suited to your injury, needs and goals. Treatment may include physical, occupational and speech-language therapy. Depending on your needs, you may also work with a social worker and psychologist. If returning to work is a concern, we may coordinate consultations with a vocational expert. A variety of on-site services are available, from our Driver Rehabilitation Program, to swallow studies and more.
If your injury occurred during a sports or recreational activity, you may be recommended for a specialized sports-concussion evaluation. This evaluation helps to educate patients, families, coaches and athletic trainers about the medical aspects of concussion, but also includes specific recommendations for your safe return to sporting activity. (Read more about our Sports Concussion Program.)
Education is important in how we treat post-concussion syndrome. Concussion often results in subtle disability, which can be difficult to define or understand. Our team focuses on education to help you acknowledge challenges, identify specific rehabilitation needs and understand recovery patterns. We are also happy to offer education to your family, athletic trainers, coaches, teachers, and employers.