Concussion Therapies (CT) Our “state of the art” concussion rehab program utilizes cutting edge techniques based on current research and successful results to achieve a safe recovery and return to activity following concussion. Biodex, Dynavision, Interactive metronome, vestibular and visual rehab as well as cognitive strategies and CranioSacral therapy are combined for full spectrum treatment. Baseline testing and concussion prevention program also available.
What is involved in Concussion Therapy?
Concussion therapy consists of three primary components: Baseline assessment, Informative Data, and Testing and Training. IPT uses a combination of therapies and tools designed precisely for concussion recovery:
Biodex is a sophisticated tool used for balance testing kids who have experienced some sort of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or concussion. Baseline testing helps assess an athlete's recovery progress and readiness to return to normal activities.
Dynavision is a light training reaction evaluation and treatment tool developed to train sensory motor integration through the visual system and is used as an integral part of recovery training for victims of concussion.
Interactive Metronome is an interactive tool that helps "train the brain" to plan, sequence, and process information more effectively. Interactive Metronome Therapy has been proven to produce significant physical and cognitive benefits including: motor control, coordination, sports performance, language processing, attention, focus, and social skills.
CranioSacral Therapy is a non-invasive, hands-on therapeutic technique used to relieve pain, tension, and other symptoms of concussion (headaches, dizziness, sleep disturbances, etc), while improving whole body health and performance. CST has been found to enhance sensory function, motor coordination, neuromuscular function, and improve overall health and sense of well-being.
What are the signs of a concussion or brain injury?
A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or concussion is defined as a complex pathophysiolocial process affecting the brain, induced by biomechanical forces. Symptoms of pathophysiology include:
- Headache or cranial "pressure"
- Poor Balance
- Sensitivity to Light/Noise
- Sluggish or slow
- Mentally "Foggy"
- Vision and Hearing defects
- Lack of Concentration
- Appears dazed or stunned
- Unable to remember sports play
- Unsure of game, score or opponent
- Responds to questions slowly
- Loss of consciousness (even briefly)
- Behavior or personality changes
- Retrograde amnesia (events prior to hit)
- Anterograde amnesia (events after the hit)