At Mooresville Sports & Physical Therapy, we work with patients who are impacted by concussions.
A concussion is an injury to your head that impacts the function of your brain. You may experience a concussion if you fall and hit your head on something hard or if you’re involved in sports and collide with someone else. Some of the most common symptoms of concussions include headaches, nausea and/or vomiting, ringing in the ears, blurred vision, and drowsiness or fatigue. Some people also experience dizziness, slurred speech, a dazed appearance or confusion, and forgetfulness. If these symptoms continue, it’s important to seek treatment for a concussion, as the injury could cause more severe issues down the road.
At Mooresville Sports & Physical Therapy, we work with patients who are impacted by concussions. Our clinic is conveniently located for those in and near Cornelius, North Carolina. In the past, the recommended treatment for a concussion involved staying at home and avoiding sensory overload. However, advancements in the medical world have found that patients impacted by concussions can benefit from physical therapy, as this treatment option can help restore balance, stability, focus, and improve gait. We typically start our customized treatment plans after the most problematic concussion symptoms have abated.
When treating a concussion, we develop a plan based on a thorough assessment of your specific condition. We may recommend vestibular rehabilitation, especially if the injury that caused your concussion also resulted in shoulder and/or neck pain. Our approach to any type of treatment involves a focus on any underlying conditions and treating those to produce a more comprehensive resolution.