We offer customized concussion treatment plans that can help you recover more quickly.
It used to be that the prescribed method for concussion treatment was to stay as immobile as possible and away from sensory overload, such as too much light, activity, and noise. This is no longer the case as it has been found that physical therapy can be helpful to recover your balance, focus, gait, gaze stability, and emotional state once the primary symptoms have abated a bit. It can also be helpful to revise your diet temporarily as part of your concussion treatment. Here at Mooresville Sports & Physical Therapy, you have the benefit of therapists led by D. Heller, MSPT, ATC, CMTPT, a certified athletic trainer since 1993 and a physical therapist since 2005, as well as Tanya Heller, MS, RD, a registered dietitian specializing in the counseling of our patients to create individualized nutritional plans.
We cover all the bases of concussion treatment with a customized plan that is devised only after a thorough assessment of your condition. One of the treatment methods that is often called for is vestibular rehabilitation. If the accident that caused your concussion also resulted in neck and/or shoulder pain, those issues can also be addressed. Additionally, we will advise you more specifically about things you should not do during your concussion treatment as they could slow your progress.
If you suspect a concussion after an accident or sports mishap, the first thing to do is go to an emergency room to rule out a fracture or bleeding on the brain. Once released and you return to your Mooresville, North Carolina home, you should get some rest, stay hydrated, and feel free to use an ice pack. You should not drink alcohol or take any kind of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. Call us at this point, and we’ll discuss when you can begin concussion treatment with us so you can get back to normal as soon as possible.