Concussion

 

From professionals to recreational athletes, concussions are one of the biggest health issues in sports today. In addition, what constitutes as “normal” for recovery from a concussion can vary widely from one individual to another.

Penn Therapy & Fitness therapists can provide rehabilitation services to manage conditions related to concussion including (but not limited to):

  • Dizziness
  • Balance problems
  • Memory dysfunction
  • Fatigue
  • Visual blurring

As part of the Penn Medicine continuum of care, we work collaboratively with the Penn Concussion Clinic, a comprehensive multi-disciplinary center designed to treat the needs most commonly faced by individuals who have recently suffered a concussion—either through a sports or non-sports related trauma. Penn Therapy & Fitness therapists collaborate with your doctors to create a treatment plan to manage concussion symptoms

Your Penn Therapy & Fitness therapist will work with you to develop a rehabilitation plan that’s right for you, including:

  • Specialized vestibular physical therapy, oculomotor training, and cervical/balance therapy
  • Specialized occupational therapy focusing on cognitive strategies related to daily functions, fatigue management, symptom management, and strategy development
  • Specialized speech therapy focused on cognitive retraining and compensation strategy training
  • Neurocognitive testing with ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing)
  • Balance/postural control assessment utilizing BESS (Balance Error Scoring System)
  • King-Devick testing, an objective rapid sideline screening test for concussions

At Penn Therapy & Fitness, we have therapists that can help patients navigate the course of their recovery by managing their symptoms. As difficult as it may be, truly resting your body and mind following a concussion can also result in you returning to your life much faster and avoid potential long-term complications.

Our outpatient concussion therapies are available at the following Penn Therapy & Fitness locations:

  • Conshohocken
  • Media
  • Radnor
  • Rittenhouse
  • University City
  • Woodbury Heights