It is important for parents to know that concussions can also occur without a blow to the head. For instance, if a child’s head is pushed into the ground.
Treating concussions is a process and each patient progresses at their own pace. It is something that can not be rushed. When a doctor prescribes rest for the brain that generally means no stimulation such as TV, video games, reading or music. This can be frustrating for both you and your child, but is an important step to their recovery.
At Progressive Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, we have a long- standing tradition of treating children and adults with concussions. Because of our advanced training with vestibular and balance issues, we are uniquely qualified to provide a high standard of care.
In addition to care and treatment for concussions, we also offer baseline screening for athletes that provides an objective measurement of cognitive function including attention, visual memory, reaction time and more. Should the unthinkable happen, this study will provide a guide to help determine when an athlete has fully recovered from the head injury and is able to return to sport.
We work closely with many of the area’s sports medicine specialists, neurologists and physicians. Although most know us, some may not. If you would like to receive a referral to our office and your doctor is not aware of our office, we are more than happy to have a conversation with him/her to discuss our capabilities.