Concussion Management

 
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Caleb Kemp, Doctor of Physical Therapy, he is the ONLY ImPACT certified Concussion Rehabilitation Specialist in Hamilton, MT. Catalyst Physical Therapy now offers pre and post concussion assessments and provides a plan of care for the treatment of concussions.

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Concussion is not limited to trauma to the head or neck but is a form of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) which may manifest in multiple clinical presentations.

 

Symptoms May Include:

  • Academic Difficulties

  • Anxiety

  • Changes in Sleep Patterns

  • Difficulty with concentrating, remembering, and reading

  • Dizziness

  • Emotional Changes

  • Fatigue

  • Fogginess

  • Headaches

  •  Increased Symptoms with Physical Activity

  • Nausea

  •  Sensitivity to light, noise, and busy environment

  •  Vision changes

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Physical Therapy Examination and Assessment is Focused On:

  • ​Neurocognitive Deficits ( Dizziness, Headaches, Difficulty focusing)

  • Ocular-Motor Deficits (Poor coordination, Nausea, Vertigo) 

  • Physical Exertion and Associated Symptoms

  • Vestibular Deficits (Blurred vision, Feeling off balance, Disorientation)

      Rehabilitation Interventions May Include:

  • Balance Interventions

  • Cardiovascular Activities 

  • Cervical Spine Mobilizations and Proprioception Treatment

  • Sleep Behavior Management

  • Vestibular Activities

  • Vision Exercises

  • Symptom Threshold Monitored Exertion

  • Strengthening and Endurance Exercises for the Cervical Spine

 

Contact us today if you or a loved one have been diagnosed with a concussion or are experiencing any of these symptoms and let Catalyst help get you back to your normal self!