Concussion Assessment & Management
A concussion is a brain injury caused by a bump or blow to the head or body, which makes the brain move back and forth quickly inside the skull. It can occur with or without loss of consciousness. While concussions are often referred to as mild traumatic brain injuries, the effects can be serious. Many concussions go undetected, especially in athletes who may withhold reporting symptoms.
Injury from a concussion affects people of all ages. Head injuries are one of the most common injuries sustained in the elderly due to a fall. Concussions can also be sustained in motor vehicle accidents, in the workplace, and during active military duty.
Whether you're seeking concussion evaluation and treatment or concussion prevention and education, you can count on Concord Hospital Rehabilitation Services physical therapists to provide comprehensive services that meet your needs.
Comprehensive Concussion Assessment & Management
Concord Hospital Rehabilitation Services Concussion Assessment and Management Program (CAMP) addresses all aspects of concussion-related issues from prevention and education to post-concussion treatment.
- Community outreach and education for schools, youth sports organizations, and other community groups.
- Baseline neurocognitive testing (via the ImPACT® Test) to establish individuals baseline function prior to participating in contact sports.
- Post-concussion evaluation and treatment. Evaluations include an assessment of neurocognitive deficits (via the ImPACT® Test), assessments of balance, vestibular function, associated musculoskeletal injuries (neck, face, shoulder, spine) and cognitive function. After testing is completed, you complete a rehabilitation program which includes a progression through evidence-based protocols for post-concussion exercise programs and cognitive training.
Concord Hospital physical therapists work collaboratively with your medical provider to guide you through a safe return to activities, sports and or work. Additionally, they coordinate your treatment with occupational therapy when both therapies are needed for recovery.