Concussion Rehabilitation

Physical therapy can help address the symptoms of post-concussion syndrome. This occurs when concussion symptoms last beyond the expected recovery time from the initial injury.

What is a concussion?

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury due to a direct hit to the head or jolt to the body that forces the brain to move rapidly back and forth within the skull, causing a chemical imbalance and possibly damaging brain cells. A concussion can occur at any age, and common causes include:

  • Sports Injuries (including contact and non-contact sports)
  • Fall Injuries in Seniors
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents/Whiplash
  • Playground Accidents
  • Workplace Injury
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After suffering a concussion, you may have the following symptoms:

  • headaches/neck pain
  • dizziness or light-headedness
  • sensitivity to light or noise
  • difficulty with balance or coordination impairments
  • problems with concentrating/memory
  • blurred/ double vision, making it hard to read
  • fatigue/feeling “foggy”
  • behavioral changes
  • changes in sleep patterns

Why Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy can help address the symptoms of post-concussion syndrome. This occurs when concussion symptoms last beyond the expected recovery time from the initial injury.

For years, complete rest was considered the best approach for concussion management. Recent studies show that a more active approach, focusing on physical therapy, is more effective than prolonged rest. Research also shows that starting functional rehabilitation a few days after a concussion drastically improved recovery and decreased post-concussion syndrome chances.

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What happens next?

Physical therapy plays an important role in concussion management. Our trained physical therapist works with a multidisciplinary team to offer comprehensive concussion care specific to each patient’s needs. On your first visit, we will perform a thorough evaluation, allowing us to customize a treatment program to address your symptoms and goals. Treatments will include manual therapy, strength training, eye drills vestibular/balance therapy, and functional/sport-specific training to safely return you to activities.

Core Health Chiropractic | Reading, PA

We are on a mission to reach the world with chiropractic by helping as many families and children in this community reach an optimal level of health and improved quality of life by removing neurological interference through specific scientific chiropractic adjustments.

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Location

1057 Van Reed Road
Reading, PA 19605

Phone (610) 750-9131
Fax (610) 743-8494

Email
info@corehealthberks.com

Hours

Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 8:15 am - 1:00 pm,
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm By Appt Only
Sat By Appt Only
Sun Closed

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