CONCUSSION TREATMENT AND WHAT TO EXPECT
- Our goal is to alleviate all concussion related symptoms so that you may return to a normal, symptom free life.
- Vestibular, oculomotor, cognitive and cardiovascular exercises will be incorporated into your treatment. Some exercises will bring on symptoms, which is normal. By introducing symptoms in a controlled manner, we are retraining the brain to adapt to these demands.
- To monitor your symptoms while you are here, imagine that when you come in you have a “gas tank” or work capacity of 100%. We would like to work until your brain is at 50%. The goal is to fatigue your brain to make it stronger, not to make it hurt.
- In the first 24 hours after therapy, you may experience an increase in symptoms, fatigue and emotional changes.
- Routine activities such as work and school may bring on symptoms. you should work until symptoms appear, then rest until they are gone. Finding your limit and not going beyond it will contribute to your success.
- Symptoms can be limited at home, school and work by minimizing screen time, especially at night and learning when your body and brain need to rest.
- Exercises will slowly increase in duration and intensity as your treatment progresses and your brain begins to heal.
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