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
At PHOENIX, we do not take our patients for granted unlike the hospital or physician-owned physical therapy clinics that are so common today. We value each and every patient and always try to bring our “A” game with each and every visit to achieve the best outcomes for every patient we treat. Our success is very dependent on “word of mouth” referrals from prior satisfied patients and the physicians that refer them to us.