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Concussion Rehabilitation

A concussion can result from a blow to the head or body and is often a result of falls, car accidents, and sports injuries. Although there may be cuts or bruises on the head or face, there may be no visible signs of a brain injury. But, concussions are serious injuries that can significantly impact memory and thought processes.

If you suffered from a concussion, you might experience:

  • Headaches
  • Mood changes
  • Loss of visual focus
  • Dizziness
  • Light or sound sensitivity

Most concussions resolve independently, while others require involvement from trained specialists. Early interventions have proven to significantly improve concussion recovery times while preventing further damage. A thorough assessment and treatment plan can help patients return to work and play.

Every injury is different, and therefore, every recovery is different. That is why our team of experts provides an individualized concussion treatment plan unique to each patient. Physical therapists are essential to concussion rehabilitation because they can help improve your balance, gait, focus, and mood.

Benefits of Concussion Treatment

Post-concussion rehabilitation is a unique and comprehensive plan of care designed around the individual needs of someone suffering from a concussion. Your care plan can help ensure the necessary steps are taken to give your brain the rest and care it needs to make a full recovery. While many thought that complete rest was the best approach to healing from a concussion, studies are beginning to show that a more active approach might be more effective. 

After being diagnosed with a concussion, the first 30 days are the most critical for your brain’s health and recovery. During this time, it’s best to seek treatment from a physical therapist specializing in concussion treatments. That’s where Excel Physical Therapy can help! Our rehab specialists take an active approach to helping patients recover. We utilize effective care plans that treat symptoms like dizziness, headaches, and balance issues and work closely with you to help you slowly return to normal activities. By prescribing specific, guided exercises to stay physically active, your physical therapist can help you avoid re-injury and work towards a full recovery from your concussion.

Concussion Vestibular Therapy With Excel Physical Therapy

At Excel Physical Therapy, concussion rehab starts with an initial evaluation to develop an individualized care plan. One of our licensed physical therapists will design exercises to improve balance, gait, eye strength, and any underlying issues contributing to your symptoms. Our goal is to find the root cause of your symptoms, treat them and get you back to the activities you enjoy.

Excel Physical Therapy Concussion Rehab Program Includes:

  • Aerobic conditioning
  • Balance training
  • Core strengthening
  • Gaze stabilization and convergence exercises
  • Home Exercise Programs
  • Manual therapy of injured tissues
  • Patient education
  • Postural education
  • Sports conditioning

Post-Concussion Treatment With Excel Physical Therapy 

If you have sustained trauma and require specialized post-concussion treatment, ask your doctor about physical therapy. The Concussion Rehab Program at Excel Physical Therapy can help improve your symptoms and get you back to the activities you enjoy without limitations. We help patients return to everyday life, and we have several locations across Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties, PA, to make treatment convenient. Contact us today!

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What Is a Physical Therapist?

Physical therapists are health care professionals who help individuals maintain, restore, and improve movement, activity, and functioning, thereby enabling optimal performance and enhancing health, well-being, and quality of life. Their services prevent, minimize, or eliminate impairments of body functions and structures, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. Physical therapists receive intensive doctoral education in anatomy, physiology, pathology and rehabilitation. They are graduates of accredited university programs and licensed by the state.

What to Expect at Your Physical Therapy Sessions?

During your Initial Evaluation, our therapist spends a full hour interviewing you, testing and examining your condition, establishing goals with you, and developing an individualized treatment plan. Excel PTs take time to provide patient education around your condition and what to expect during the recovery process.

Subsequent treatment sessions are designed to systematically fix your injury, movement disorder, or pain. Once mobility is improved, then exercises are used to improve strength, balance and function. Injured athletes looking to return to sport often perform sport-specific training under the supervision of the therapist.

What Makes Excel Physical Therapy Different?

During your Initial Evaluation, our therapist spends a full hour interviewing you, testing and examining your condition, establishing goals with you, and developing an individualized treatment plan. Excel PTs take time to provide patient education around your condition and what to expect during the recovery process.

Subsequent treatment sessions are designed to systematically fix your injury, movement disorder, or pain. Once mobility is improved, then exercises are used to improve strength, balance and function. Injured athletes looking to return to sport often perform sport-specific training under the supervision of the therapist.