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Post-Concussion Therapy

Have you suffered a concussion and are experiencing any of the following post-concussion symptoms?

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Balance Problems
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Trouble with Memory
  • Problems Focusing
  • Sleep Disturbance
  • Mood Changes

Are you having difficulty completing any of the following tasks?

  • Playing Sports
  • Completing School Work
  • Reading
  • Sleeping

They can also occur when you experience a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. Many people believe that to have a concussion you must have loss of consciousness. This is inaccurate. Loss of consciousness only occurs in less than 10% of concussions, but even a mild concussion can change the way your brain works and can impact your physical, emotional, and mental well being.

Concussions are complex injuries. It is important to seek proper assessment and treatment before returning to normal activities. You should first see your physician for an evaluation as soon as possible. Initial treatment for a concussion includes full cognitive and physical rest (No TV, radio, phone texting, computing, including minimal lights and noise). After this period of rest, research indicates active rehabilitation is recommended.

At The Center for Physical Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine our rehabilitation specialists are specially trained in concussion care and can perform an assessment which will provide valuable objective information to help you assess your needs and level of recovery. Additionally, our therapists will develop an individualized plan that will include the establishment of a treatment program with home activities.

Rehabilitation may consist of:

  • Balance training and Vestibular therapy
  • Manual therapy to restore cervical function
  • Graded aerobic exercises below the symptom sub-threshold level
  • Progression of return to play protocol
  • Speech Therapy for working memory or concentration difficulties

If you or someone you know are suffering with symptoms related to a concussion, ask your physician for a referral or you can call one of our three convenient locations for more information.

A physician's prescription is necessary for treatment.

Fern Hill
Medical Campus
Medical Building at
New Garden
Exton Medical and
Diagnostic Building
915 Old Fern Hill Rd
Building A: Suite 4
West Chester, PA 19380
830 West Cypress Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348
700 West Lincoln Highway
Exton, PA 19341

Last Updated: 6/30/2014