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...

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...

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...