Physical Therapists Can Provide a Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment of Many Problems Related to Concussion.

Because your child’s injury and recovery is unique, the physical therapist’s examination is essential to assess your individual symptoms and limitations.

Symptoms can show up right after the injury, or they may not appear until days or even weeks afterwards. Symptoms related to a concussion can affect your physical, emotional and mental well being.

Some of the most common symptoms your child may complain of include:

  • Headache
  • Neck pain
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue Difficulty with
  • Balance
  • Concentration
  • Short-term and long –term memory
  • Restlessness
  • Double blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Decreased tolerance to stress

As their symptoms improve with treatment, your physical therapist will help them resume physical activity gradually, to avoid overloading the brain and nervous system that have been compromised by the concussion.

Mucha, Anne, “Physical Therapist’s Guide to Concussion”. Move Forward PT. 24 March 2011. Web. 05 Jan 2014.