Physical therapy can help guide you towards recovering from a concussion. A concussion is when your brain is suffering from a traumatic injury that can cause lasting effects on brain tissue leading to change the chemical balance of the brain. Advance Physical Therapy in Astoria, Lindenhurst, Wantagh, and Valley Stream has plenty of experience with treating concussions and can help guide you on your way to a successful recovery.

In most cases, concussions are caused by:

  • Sport injuries to the head or neck
  • Falling directly on your head
  • Playground accidents (falling from slide or swing)
  • Whiplash
  • Car accidents
  • Hard physical contact with your head
  • Work accidents (falling, etc.)

Concussions can cause cognitive, physical, and behavioral problems that can be either long or short-term. Concussions can be long-term or short-term and are considered a serious injury. It is important that you see a doctor right away when dealing with head injuries.

Physical therapy can help treat a concussion by:

  • Dizziness and balance training
  • Headaches
  • Neck strengthening exercises
  • Exercise Progressions Monitoring

Although physical therapy can help with the recovery process of a concussion, physical therapy can’t heal the brain, only your body can do that over time. When dealing with a concussion it is important to understand that you may experience:

  • Difficulty with sleeping
  • Dizziness
  • Doubled or blurred vision
  • Headaches/pain
  • Fatigue
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Difficulty with balance

However, those symptoms can also be indicating you have a concussion and need medical care. It is also important that concussions can also cause:

  • Confusion
  • Difficulty with memory
  • Slowed thinking
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings

Advance Physical Therapy in Astoria can guarantee that you will feel better after each visit. It is important to us that you leave each visit feeling better and happier about yourself. If you would like more information on concussions and physical therapy, don’t wait! Contact Advance PT today!