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Understanding Concussions

The occurrence, effects of, and management of concussions have come to the forefront in recent times. This is largely driven by an increase in knowledge and the relationship between concussion and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Not only are the effects of concussion a consideration in sports-injury scenarios, but also within the general population – with falls and motor vehicle accidents being just a few examples of sources adding to the mix. In fact, one doesn’t need to strike their head to suffer a concussion. A mere acceleration-deceleration of the head may be enough to result in this traumatic brain injury.

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Diagnosing a Concussion

The human brain can be thought of as an intricate map, with various regions responsible for various functions. These functions are diverse, ranging from memory and cognition, to gaze stabilization, to reaction times… and more. Depending on the area(s) of the brain affected by a concussion, individuals can present differently from each other and require varied recovery times and interventions. This diversity in symptom presentation supports individualized approaches to recovery and integrated communication and care between medical providers managing concussed patients.

Our Team Is Here to Help

CPT is proud to offer a team of physical therapy clinicians who have advanced training in vestibular and concussion rehabilitation through the American Institute of Balance (AIB) and ImPACT. Our Center of Specialty Care (CSC) is proud to offer state-of-the-art equipment to assist in differential diagnosis and provide objective measurement of deficits. These resources are not limited to assessment and can further support the concussion specialist with implementing an effective program, by offering treatment modules that are adjustable, impairment driven, and can be patient-specific.

CPT is proud to offer concussion and vestibular certified therapists in ALL locations throughout the area – Forest City, Hawley, Dunmore, Carbondale, and Honesdale. Concussion assessment and care can easily be coordinated between our Honesdale Center of Specialty Care and any of the remaining four locations.

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