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A concussion is often referred to as a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), and is typically the result of a direct or indirect forceful blow to the head. A concussion can have serious and debilitating side effects, including headaches, dizziness, nausea, fogginess, imbalance, loss of sleep, lack of focus, cognitive fatigue, depression, anxiety, and so much more. Proper treatment for this condition is crucial, and often misunderstood as the literature on concussions is constantly evolving. Here at Specialized Physical Therapy, we are committed to providing the most up-to-date treatments for concussion, to help you get back to living the life you love. 

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Common Symptoms

  • Headaches

  • Dizziness

  • Nausea/vomiting

  • Fogginess/feeling "slowed down" or "not right"

  • Imbalance

  • Loss of sleep/difficulty sleeping

  • Lack of focus/cognitive fatigue

  • Confusion

  • Memory problems

  • Depression/anxiety


The OLD way of thinking was that after you sustained a concussion you should sleep, sleep, sleep. You were told to turn off the lights and create a quiet environment in which you could gradually heal. We now know that, like rehabilitating a knee after surgery, the injured system needs to be challenged in order to optimize healing. Our treatment program includes structured rest, performing vestibular/ocular exercises, managing any cervical components through manual soft tissue work, and gradually retraining our mind and body to handle stressors through an active rehab approach. Patient education is at the center of every visit to ensure understanding for both the therapist and the patient as we work as a team to get you back to doing the things you love!

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