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Concussion Therapy: Not Just For Athletes

When most people think of Concussion Therapy they think of an athlete, and that they are the population that is at the highest risk for concussions. Not True

Actually the highest risk factor is from falling:

Falling can cause signs and symptoms of a concussion at any age, but especially elderly population.

Your brain has the consistency of gelatin. It's cushioned from everyday jolts and bumps by cerebrospinal fluid inside your skull.

A violent blow to your head and neck or upper body can cause your brain to slide back and forth forcefully against the inner walls of your skull.

Sudden acceleration or deceleration of the head, caused by events such as a fall, car crash or being violently shaken, also can cause brain injury.

These injuries affect brain function, usually for a brief period, resulting in signs and symptoms of concussion.

Physical signs and symptoms of a concussion may include:

  • Headache

  • Ringing in the ears

  • Fatigue or drowsiness

  • Balance Issues

  • Loss of Coordination

  • Delayed response to questions

  • Dazed appearance

  • Forgetfulness, such as repeatedly asking the same question

If you have taken a fall and experience any of these signs and symptoms, you need concussion therapy.

What can concussion therapy help with?

  • Dizziness

  • Headaches

  • Strength and sensation

  • Balance

  • Coordination

  • Reflexes

Lakeway Aquatic Physical Therapy is certified in Complete Concussion Management Call us today 512 261-9441

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