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Concussion Rehabilitation

The AAMG Physical Therapy rehabilitation team includes physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists. We provide a team approach to the diagnosis and treatment of brain injuries to children five years and up, as well as adults. Our team works with families, trainers, coaches and schools to help you recover quickly from concussions.

What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a brain injury that follows trauma. Accidents during sports and recreational activities are the leading causes of concussions. Full recovery from these injuries is possible with proper treatment. However, multiple concussions in children or teens may mean longer recovery times, symptoms that do not go away, and lifelong problems.

Concussion symptoms include:

Physical

  • Headaches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness or difficulty balancing
  • Fuzzy or blurry vision
  • Tiredness or lack of energy
  • Sensitivity to light or noise

Cognitive

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Feeling slower
  • Memory loss

Emotional and Mood

  • Irritability
  • Sadness
  • Nervousness or anxiety
  • Emotional sensitivity

Sleep Disturbance

  • Sleep more or less than usual
  • Trouble falling asleep

What to Expect from Concussion Rehabilitation

A licensed therapist determines your baseline abilities. Your therapist then develops a personalized therapy program to meet your goals. Your therapist also works with you to create a safe and effective home program to meet your needs.

 

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