What is involved in Concussion Therapy?
Concussion therapy consists of three primary components: Baseline assessment, Informative Data, and Testing and Training. IPT uses a combination of therapies and tools designed precisely for concussion recovery:
Biodex is a sophisticated tool used for balance testing kids who have experienced some sort of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or concussion. Baseline testing helps assess an athlete's recovery progress and readiness to return to normal activities.
Dynavision is a light training reaction evaluation and treatment tool developed to train sensory motor integration through the visual system and is used as an integral part of recovery training for victims of concussion.
Interactive Metronome is an interactive tool that helps "train the brain" to plan, sequence, and process information more effectively. Interactive Metronome Therapy has been proven to produce significant physical and cognitive benefits including: motor control, coordination, sports performance, language processing, attention, focus, and social skills.
CranioSacral Therapy is a non-invasive, hands-on therapeutic technique used to relieve pain, tension, and other symptoms of concussion (headaches, dizziness, sleep disturbances, etc), while improving whole body health and performance. CST has been found to enhance sensory function, motor coordination, neuromuscular function, and improve overall health and sense of well-being.
What are the signs of a concussion or brain injury?
A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or concussion is defined as a complex pathophysiolocial process affecting the brain, induced by biomechanical forces. Symptoms of pathophysiology include:
What can be done to recover from a concussion?
Therapies focus on improving symptoms associated with: