A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that affects brain function. It can be caused by a blow to the head or even a vigorous shaking of the head without impact. Though it cannot be seen on normal brain scans, the mechanical trauma from a concussion leads to a complex series of events that affects energy balance and cell function in the brain.
Most adults recover from their concussion within 10-14 days. For children, the expected recovery time is 4 weeks. If you are still experiencing symptoms beyond this timeframe, seeing a physical therapist trained in concussion rehabilitation can help resolve your symptoms and get you back to normal life. Our specialists use manual therapy and graded exertional exercises to increase blood flow to the brain and aid in healing and resolution of symptoms.