What Can You Expect During Physical Therapy for a Head Injury?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 223,135 people went to a hospital emergency room or stayed at the hospital as an inpatient during 2019 due to a head injury. Two years later, 69,473 died due to immediate or delayed complications of their traumatic brain injury (TBI).

While you cannot prevent an injury that has already occurred, the good news is that physical therapy can return you to the baseline level of functioning in multiple areas that you had before your TBI. We receive frequent referrals from doctors whose patients have suffered a concussion and who are not moving forward with their recovery for a variety of reasons. Physical therapy in Scottsdale, AZ and Phoenix, AZ can help you get your active lifestyle back.

The Endurance Rehabilitation Concussion Program

The problem with most concussion testing equipment used on athletes is that it only measures outward performance, not the tasks that went into it. For example, it does no good to know that it took a player 30 seconds longer than usual to make a tackle without also understanding the reasons for the delay.

Here are just some of the factors that our concussion protocol equipment measures:

  • Attention span
  • Concentration
  • Long-term and short-term memory
  • Response time to a wide range of stimuli
  • Solving problems without verbal reasoning

The results of our initial concussion testing serve as a baseline for all future treatment protocols. Our physical therapists focus on building up your areas of weakness during our time together while also providing you with exercises to complete at home.

We repeat concussion testing once you have been symptom-free for at least 24 hours to allow us to see the progress that you have made. Are you tired of sitting on the sidelines while your teammates play? Schedule concussion testing and physical therapy in Scottsdale, AZ or Phoenix, AZ today.