Your doctor diagnosed a concussion. Now what? If you are looking for more information about treatment options then you came to the right place!
FIRST ALWAYS TALK WITH YOUR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN ABOUT YOUR CONCUSSION HEALING PROCESS AND TREATMENT OPTIONS.
It is important to understand that every concussion is significant, unique, and potentially complex. The mechanism of injury that causes a concussion can damage multiple areas of the body, as well as the brain, including the cervical spine, the inner ear, and they eyes. Most often a multi-disciplinary treatment approach is most beneficial. Some concussion patients present with minor symptoms that clear up quickly, and other individuals can manifest symptoms that linger for weeks, months, even years. Healing post-concussion syndrome is a process of trial and error until the most beneficial treatment is found. Every individual experiences a different concussion healing journey
Please send us any questions you might have, and/or any additional treatments you tried and found beneficial. We are here to help!
Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in improving short-term outcomes and in managing symptoms within the first year after injury and has been examined in a longitudinal cohort study looking at the entire diagnostic range of TBI.
|Biofeedback / Neurofeedback|
Neurofeedback is a non-invasive brain-based method of treatment that re-trains the brain to normalize its electrical activity which in turn helps improve function.
|Brain Injury Rehab Clinic|
A brain injury rehab clinic first completes a comprehensive brain injury evaluation to establish the appropriate level of care. During your participation in the brain injury therapy program, you will work individually and in groups with a comprehensive team that includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, an audiologist and social services. Your therapies are tailored to your individual cognitive, physical and emotional needs in order to help regain independent living skills and return to your community, work or school.
Breathing exercises can help you calm down when you are feeling stressed, anxious, dizzy or lightheaded, by breathing slowly and steadily.
|Cranial Facial Release|
Cranial Facial Release or CFR is an advanced endo-nasal cranial technique that has been used quite successfully in the treatment of various neurological and structural disorders. CRT is an application that takes only a few minutes to administer, but has powerful results. CRT addresses the sympathetic nervous system (the one that dictates our natural fight or flight response).
|Cranial Sacral Therapy|
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on healing modality that focuses on the wave-like rhythmic pulse that goes through the entire body. This therapy stems from osteopathy, which is an approach that emphasizes the role of the musculoskeletal system in health and disease.
Chiropractic Craniopathy focuses on the small yet important movements in the skull bones. When distortions occur, it directly affects not only blood flow, but also CSF (cerebrospinal fluid), which is vital for the brain and nervous system. This technique reduces stress on the brain, which allows restoration of normal CSF flow. This is beneficial for numerous different conditions.
Energy therapy is the gentle art of clearing cellular memory through the human energy field promoting health, balance and relaxation. Energy therapy is based on the concept of connection between the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual realms of our lives found in many holistic healing methods.
Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that can be defined as the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit. It seeks to unify physiological, psychological and spiritual processes to enhance an individual’s innate healing process. Sometimes it’s called essential oil therapy.
|Holistic & herbal remedies|
High grade fish oil, Arnica, Skullcap, Turmeric, Lion’s Mane, Archangel Chamuel Essence, Bach Flower Remedies, …
Functional neurology is a brain based therapy that has its roots in the chiropractic neurology specialty. Functional Neurology uses an in depth understanding of the physiology of the human nervous system to specifically design therapies that enhance the performance of your brain and central nervous system.
Over the years, clinical trials have revealed that hyperbaric therapy is a viable option to treat TBI related complications effectively. Oxygen is a known natural wound healer that has been used widely by medical experts since centuries and is a principal constituent in hyperbaric therapy.
A neurologist offers additional information in a interdisciplinary care approach to manage the constellation of symptoms that may present (physical, cognitive, and/or emotional.)
Neuropsychological assessments aims to evaluate an individual’s neurocognitive skills. The purpose is to determine how an individual’s brain is functioning and to understand brain behavior. Results of such tests can identify signs of dysfunction in different areas. Such information plays a significant role in the recovery process.
|NUCCA – Atlas Adjustment|
The NUCCA procedure is unique because it frees the nervous system of interference by using a precise, non-invasive, gentle touch technique. NUCCA can help you feel better regardless of your circumstances because your central nervous system affects all human function, therefore when it is inhibited, varying conditions or problems may result, but when it’s clear, optimal health and well-being can be realized.
|Nutrition / Anti-inflammatory diet|
The brain is the most nutrient-dependent, energy-dependent and stress-vulnerable organ in the body. When it’s damaged by a concussion, providing it immediately with the right nutrients to maintain energy levels and reduce stress is crucial for speedy recovery without lingering symptoms.
Occupational Therapy is the use of intervention and/or other techniques that help individuals maintain the ability to complete their day-to-day activities.
Pharmacological therapy is a type of medical therapy that includes the use of different types of drugs
A physical therapist will examine your neurological, orthopedic, and cardiovascular systems in order to best prescribe a routine to address your particular symptoms and your needs in all of your daily environments.
A speech-language pathologist will work with patients to educate about concussions, including cognitive rest, energy management, and symptom management. Speech-language pathologists also work with school districts, employers, and other individuals for recommendations and accommodations for returning to school and work. Cognitive skills are also targeted during sessions.
|Sport Medicine / Concussion Clinic|
A sports concussion clinic provides either evidence-based or holistic care, or a combination of both, for people who may have suffered a concussion while participating in a sport.
|The Feldenkrais Method|
The Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education defines the practice as “a form of somatic education that uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance human functioning.
A vestibular physical therapist is a specific type of physical therapist who specializes in treating balance and dizziness. The vestibular system helps maintain your body’s sense of equilibrium (balance.)
Vision Therapy can be effective in resolving a range of post-concussion symptoms stemming from vision problems. Specially trained optometrists can diagnose issues with eye-teaming, focusing, and visual tracking and then prescribe individualized vision therapy. This therapy can “retrain the visual system to help eliminate the visual symptoms most commonly associated with post-concussion syndrome.”
Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation and TBI After experiencing physical trauma, there is a severe body and mind separation that impacts the abilities of the nervous system and alters the pattern of the body, breath, and mind structure.