Physical therapy has become an important method of treatment for patients who experience symptoms from concussions. It is necessary for concussion management to utilize a team approach of the physician, physical therapist, athletic trainer, parent (when applicable), and the patient to best manage the recovery of the athlete.
Physical therapists will focus on the symptoms and limitations observed during the initial evaluation and continually as the athlete is being treated. Treatment sessions will focus on, but are not limited to:
- Vestibular rehabilitation for reducing dizziness
- Ocular reflexes & tracking
- Cranial nerve assessment
- Change of position
- Hand-eye coordination
- Body mechanics & posture
- Neck stabilization
- Incremental progression of exertion with heart rate monitoring
- Sports specific training
I have been employed by PHOENIX for the past 17 years as a Facility Director. This career path has given me opportunities that I would not have seen with any other employer, to include advancement, continuing education and development of programs. PHOENIX provides an efficient framework for operations, billing and compliance, but yet provides the opportunity to operate a clinic as if it were my own, but provides the stability and compliance that would be impossible if I were a sole proprietor.