Post-Concussion Treatment Houston
In recent years, the medical community's knowledge of concussion has increased and the treatment approaches have changed dramatically based on research. Most people with a concussion recover quickly and fully. Some however continue to suffer with unremitting symptoms and are diagnosed with Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS). These symptoms may include, but are not limited to:
- Brain fog, mentally disconnected
- Visual disturbances
These can cause daily problems for the person with Post Concussion Syndrome leaving them unable to perform daily activities at their pre-concussion level, including but not limited to:
- Reading (tracking words on a page or on a computer screen)
- Watching TV
- Car sickness
- Walking in a crowded environment
- Mental concentration and memory
- Completing school work or work tasks
- Physical activity
A Physical Therapist, who specializes in post concussion syndrome treatment, vestibular problems, brain injury and orthopedic patients, is a critical member of the treatment team. The treatment approach is different from traditional physical therapy. The PT specialist will address these compounding symptoms, to speed the patient's rate of recovery in order to return to optimal performance at school or work and to return to physical exercise, whether sports or recreational.
Post Concussion Treatment Syndrome Houston - At OakBend Balance & Neuro PT, our PTs have the knowledge and the expertise to treat patients suffering with Post Concussion Syndrome. If you should have questions regarding Post Concussion Syndrome and the physical therapy treatment approach, please contact us at 713-223-1800.
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