Concussions classified as a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and are as unique as the patient themselves.
Concussion Physical therapy in Kansas City
Concussion Physical Therapy
Each one presents differently and no one concussion is the same. Concussions are not always a direct blow to the head; it can just be a jolt of the brain inside the skull to be enough to sustain a concussion. New research comes out every day on concussion rehabilitation and it has shown to significantly improve an individual’s symptoms and return to sport, work, or normal life quicker.
What It Treats
Physical therapy can help with concussion-related injuries including but not limited to:
- Sports-related concussions
- Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA)
- Falls with trauma to the head
- Post-concussion syndrome
- Double vision/blurry vision post-concussion
- Concussion-related dizziness
- Cervical pain
How Concussion Physical Therapy Works
A physical therapist certified in concussion management will conduct a thorough evaluation and examination to determine deficits in the vestibular system related to the concussion. This includes balance assessment, reaction timing, memory recall, vision, cervical ROM and strength, and vestibular reflexes.
A treatment plan will be established based on the patient’s severity of symptoms. Team collaboration is important with concussion injuries and if it deems necessary, you may need a consultation with a neurologist, neuro-optometrist and/or a physician who specializes in concussion management.
How F.I.T. Uses Concussion Physical Therapy
F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic aims to not only get you out of discomfort but return you to activities that have been limited because of your concussion injury. We utilize soft tissue techniques such as A.R.T., Graston, and dry needling to decrease tension in muscles that have become irritated due to compensation from the concussion.
Our concussion therapists emphasize re-educating the vestibular system through habituation, adaptation and substitution techniques and utilize exercises that are specific to the patient. The concussion therapists at F.I.T. place high priority on the patient’s specific goals and getting them back to their sport, work duties, or everyday activities better than before.
Is Concussion PHysical Therapy right for you?
Take a couple of minutes to tell us about your symptoms and pain areas. Prefer to chat over the phone? Call us for a free phone consultation.
Visit your local F.I.T.
Meet the team at any of our 5 locations: Lee’s Summit, Crossroads, Blue Valley, Overland Park & Shawnee.