Sports related concussions can be severe and lead to much bigger problems for athletes down the road. A concussion is caused by a direct or indirect bump, blow, or jolt to the head and may not only cause damage to the brain but also to other areas of the body including the cervical spine, vestibular system (inner ear), and eyes. Most concussions will resolve with rest within 10 days, however 10% of athletes experience concussion symptoms for days, weeks, or months after. At Elite Sports Physical Therapy our trained sports physical therapists are an integral part of the sports medicine team in evaluating and treating athletes while recovering from a concussion. We communicate directly with physicians, athletic trainers, parents/guardians, and coaches to ensure that you get off the sideline and back in the game safely. Come to Elite Sports Physical Therapy today to find out how we can help you recover from your sports related concussion and get back to your sport.
We take concussions very seriously at Elite Sports Physical Therapy. When you come to us with a sports related concussion, each patient will receive:
A comprehensive initial evaluation
Cervical Spine Screening and Manual Therapy
Vestibular Testing and rehabilitation
Occulomotor Screening and Treatment
Progressive exertional/aerobic exercise training with heart rate monitoring
Athlete and Parent Education
Return to Play Protocol implementation when appropriate
Home-based exercises to do on your own
Don’t let your concussion go untreated and risk more serious problems. Contact Elite Sports Physical Therapy today to find out how we can help.