Have you been feeling funny since you slammed your head on the counter? Or maybe you just never recovered fully after years of playing sports and having "your bell rung".
A concussion can occur from an obvious hit on the head, like from a sports injury in football, but it can also happen in a whiplash like injury such as a car accident or a fall. You don't need to have loss of consciousness to have a concussion and it's often diagnosed based on symptoms not an MRI or CT scan.
Most concussions resolve with minimal treatment if cared for properly from the onset. Research supports working with a health practitioner trained in concussion treatment early to avoid developing problems later on. Dr Julie Gray will work to ensure that your brain recovers properly as opposed to simply compensating.
At Piton PT, we know that people who experienced a concussion are often left with a wide array of symptoms. This may cause difficulty with tolerating exercise, imbalance and dizziness especially on uneven surfaces, dizziness in crowded environments, and even headaches and visual complaints with using your phone or computer.
What We Treat
Fuzzy or blurred vision
Light and Noise Sensitivity
Some of these symptoms may appear right away, while others may not be noticed for days or months after the injury, or until an individual starts resuming their everyday life and more demands are placed upon them do they start to feel and notice more symptoms.
How We Treat It
At Piton PT, we follow the most up to date evidence which supports an active approach to recovery. We take the time to listen to you and provide you with a personalized treatment approach for your specific issues related to your concussion.
Piton PT uses a collaborative approach by assisting you to find the best medical professional to help treat any lingering symptoms that are beyond the scope of physical therapy. Such as a neurologist, neuro-optometrist, neuropsychologist, occupational and/or speech therapist depending on your symptoms and presentation. Because we treat each patient individually, we have the time to dedicate to each of our patients and fully collaborate and communicate with all healthcare providers involved in your care, to get you back to yourself in full!
In your 90 minute evaluation Dr. Gray will assess the root causes of your symptoms and determine a treatment plan integrating all components of your neurologic system to get you out of dark rooms and back to a radiant life!