Signs & Symptoms of Concussions

Signs & Symptoms of Concussions

Headaches Confusion Slurred or Indaudible Speech Nausea & Vomiting Memory Loss Imbalance Light Sensitivity Emotional Changes Symptoms can be subtle or can last day, weeks, or longer depending on the...

Concussions in Sports

Concussions in Sports

Concussions in sports have become a serious problem in recent years, garnering nationwide attention with headlines focused on the potential long-term affects and the dangers of delaying a full recovery.According...

Concussion Recovery

Concussion Recovery

After someone suffers a concussion, have them evaluated by a concussion specialist immediately to confirm diagnosis and determine the deficits of their individual signs and symptoms.Concussion recovery has evolved and...

How to speed up concussion recovery

How to speed up concussion recovery

Concussion recovery can vary greatly causing minor symptoms for a day or wreak havoc on someone’s function, sleep, emotions, and abilities. There are some factors that can indicate longer healing...

How to treat a concussion

How to treat a concussion

Concussion has been getting a lot of awareness lately and it is wonderful to see evolution in recognition of a concussion and how to manage symptoms. Unfortunately, when I google...

Long COVID and Post-Concussion Similarities

Long COVID and Post-Concussion Similarities

COVID-19 is a contagious respiratory illness and if symptoms persist this is called Long COVID or post COVID symptoms. Symptoms vary from mild to severe illness and affect people in...

Aerobic Exercise after Concussion

Aerobic Exercise after Concussion

If you are reading this article I hope you have heard that REST IS OUT and EXERCISE IS IN! There are some guidelines though after concussion so here is the...

Post Concussion Syndrome

Post Concussion Syndrome

POST CONCUSSION SYNDROME  Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) AKA persistent concussion symptoms is essentially ongoing symptoms after a concussion. Concussion is an acute injury with a short term recovery where PCS is...

What is a concussion?

What is a concussion?

A concussion may also be known as a mild traumatic brain injury. This occurs when: A bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes...

What are the symptoms of a concussion?

What are the symptoms of a concussion?

The following are the common symptoms of a concussion: Headache Light Sensitivity Noise Sensitivity Balance Problems Neck Pain Fatigue Difficulty Sleeping Anxiety Depression Nausea / Vomiting Memory Loss Difficulty Concentrating...

What is balance? Questions to ask yourself

What is balance? Questions to ask yourself

Do you have physical balance or are you at risk for falling? Balance is a combination of 3 systems working together for upright posture. Balance can decline as part of...

10 Reasons to use a walker

10 Reasons to use a walker

Walkers are assistive devices which improve mobility and can prevent falls. They can provide stability while one is moving around when used properly and can greatly improve someones quality of life...

Signs of Balance Issues

Signs of Balance Issues

Unable to stand on 1 leg for 5 seconds  Difficulty getting up from a chair  Unable to sit slowly into a chair Turns are extremely slow or unsteady  Walking is...

Elderly Fall Risks

Elderly Fall Risks

Because seniors are so exposed to slips and falls, it's important to understand the risk factors that cause them. Risk factors can include: Medication Use  A Previous Fall Vestibular Impairment ...

Elderly Fall Prevention Tips

Elderly Fall Prevention Tips

Implementing preventive measures is the best way to reduce the risk of a slip or fall and this can start with something as easy as making your home more senior...

Balance Exercises for Seniors

Balance Exercises for Seniors

Children often challenge their balance from the moment they become alert. It is a time of great change and growth and you can almost see their brains soak in all...

How to figure out your fall risk

How to figure out your fall risk

As a physical therapist working in the specialty of neurology and vestibular rehabilitation I have screened hundreds of patients to assess their balance. Based on my initial observation along with...

Preventable Falls & How to Stop Them

Preventable Falls & How to Stop Them

For as long as I remember my family has worried about my grandmother falling. She is a beautiful, spunky soul who cannot be told to sit down and at that...

Tips to make vestibular exercise more effective

Tips to make vestibular exercise more effective

  Consistency- In all things, consistency is a key factor to success. Any goal worth achieving does not come overnight and new habits take repetition to implement. I can recall...

How to find a vestibular physical therapist

How to find a vestibular physical therapist

It used to be that there were few vestibular physical therapists and they were hard to find. These specialists could be 100 miles from home making it very difficult to...

Treating Vestibular Dysfunction

Treating Vestibular Dysfunction

The treatments for vestibular dysfunction vary depending on the symptoms, health, and results of the examination, but can include: Diet & Lifestyle Changes Some individuals have found that certain dietary...

Diagnosing Vestibular Dysfunction

Diagnosing Vestibular Dysfunction

Anyone who suffers from imbalances, dizziness or vertigo should consult their doctor or another medical professional to determine a diagnosis. Because the inner ear, brain, and nerve networks can be...

Symptoms of Vestibular Dysfunction

Symptoms of Vestibular Dysfunction

These are the common symptoms of Vestibular Dysfunction. Imbalance & Spatial Disorientation Stumbling Trouble walking in a straight line; holding body up straight Dizziness A feeling or moving when there...

Vestibular Toolkit

Vestibular Toolkit

How many tools can 1 man have? My husband has a garage full of tools and often goes to Home Depot to add to his “toolkit”. The garage seems to...

Vestibular Exercise

Vestibular Exercise

We exercise our heart, our muscles, and our bones but what about exercise for our vestibular system? The fact is that most people miss this area and for good reason,...

The Vestibular System - What is it?

The Vestibular System - What is it?

THE VESTIBULAR SYSTEM estimates body position and motion through the inner ear, body sensation, and visual systems. It detects motion of the head in space and in turn generates reflexes that...