Headaches, visual deficits, fatigue, or concentration issues are only a few symptoms of concussions. These symptoms can take a toll on personal and professional relationships and get in the way of enjoying many activities. If you are still dealing with symptoms from a concussion 10 days after the original injury, or never fully recovered from an old concussion, we can help! At Mountain Land Physical Therapy, we treat concussions with a multimodal approach including:
- Balance therapy to improve postural stability and reduce dizziness or vertigo.
- Coordination therapy to enhance motor function and reduce the risk of falls.
- Vision therapy to address visual disturbances and promote efficient eye tracking and focusing.
- Primitive reflex integration to retrain the brain’s motor control and sensory processing.
Symptoms of a concussion include:
- Fogginess or confusion, including difficulty concentrating or feeling mentally “foggy.”
- New memory impairments, such as difficulty remembering recent events or new information.
- Blurred or double vision, as well as other visual disturbances.
- Sensitivity to noise or light, which can exacerbate other symptoms.
- Headaches and/or nausea, which may be severe or persistent.
- Dizziness and/or balance impairments, which can make it difficult to stand or walk.
- Slowed reaction times or difficulty processing information.
- Reduced attention span or difficulty multitasking.
- Difficulty communicating or finding the right words to express thoughts.
- New emotional disturbances, such as anxiety, depression, or irritability.
- Increased sensitivity to stress or changes in mood.
- Difficulty sleeping or changes in sleep patterns.
It’s important to note that these symptoms can vary from person to person and may not appear immediately after a concussion.
Concussions can cause physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms that can impact daily life. Seeking help from a physical therapist at Mountain Land Physical Therapy can alleviate symptoms using a multimodal approach. Recognizing the symptoms of a concussion is crucial, and seeking help can improve quality of life and reduce the impact of concussions on personal and professional relationships.