A concussion is a mild form of brain injury induced by a trauma. Concussions are very common and can be potentially dangerous. Concussion rehab may be necessary. Make sure to see your doctor if you feel you’re experiencing symptoms of a concussion. They may recommend post concussion syndrome treatment.
Today, this is quickly becoming recognized as one of the leading problems in terms of public health. Each year, up to 3.8 million people experience a concussion as a result of playing sports.
Approximately 1.5 million adults suffer from concussion outside of a sport by experiencing falls, accidents, and other incidents that result in a jolt, a bump, or a hard blow to the head or some region of the body that forces the brain to move exceptionally fast within the skull.
In children and young adults, concussions are the number one cause of death. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control estimates that concussions cause nearly twice as many deaths each year as AIDS.
The good news is, there is now a technologically advanced, evidence-based, and highly productive treatment that now exists for those in concussion rehab. It is called SMARTfit™. Let’s learn more about concussions and Post Concussion Syndrome treatment.
What is a Concussion?
A concussion occurs when a brain injury develops due to the brain experiencing a violent shake. The shake that results in the injury happens when the head experiences a rapid change in movement or when it is hit.
When the brain experiences any type of injury, it could result in either immediate changes or delayed changes to the chemistry and the functionality of the brain.
Loss of consciousness may occur when a concussion happens, but this is only known to occur in approximately 10% of all cases.
What Can Cause a Concussion?
Any person, of any age, in any area may experience a concussion. They stem from a wide range of causes. If you have an interest in seeking concussion rehab, one of the activities below may have caused your brain injury:
- A motor vehicle accident
- An accident in the workplace
- An injury sustained in a playground
- A result of playing a sport
- Sustaining a fall
- Experiencing physical forms of abuse
- Exercising accident
The severity of a concussion depends on the severity of the injury, the general health and age of the sufferer, and how fast medical assistance is sought.
Whenever you have a head injury, you need a licensed health provider’s assistance immediately. Follow up care may be provided by a physical therapist. The physical therapist may also guide a sufferer through concussion rehab with the SMARTfit™ system.
Post Concussion Symptoms
It’s likely that if you have suffered from a concussion you have clear symptoms. There are instances, though, where those that have sustained this type of brain injury do not realize that the symptoms they are experiencing is a direct result of their concussion. If you have or are experiencing the following, let your concussion rehab specialist know:
- Any type of dizziness, regardless of severity
- Balance and coordination issues
- Nausea with or without vomiting
- Lethargy or high levels of fatigue
- Problems sleeping properly
- Vision problems
- Sensitivity to either noise or light
- Speech problems
- Watery eyes
- Memory problems
- Problems with concentration
- Mood swings
- High stress
- Personality and/or behavior changes
- Libido problems
- Menstruation issues
- Low blood pressure
- Weakness in the muscles
- Spasticity of the muscles
- Early onset dementia
SMARTfit™ Concussion Rehab
To quickly recover from a concussion, regain your cognitive abilities, and strengthen your physical abilities, SMARTfit™ concussion rehab is the way to go.
The technologically advanced SMARTfit™ system is currently in place here at our Physical Therapy center in Denver. Our specialists work with you to determine the specific cause of your concussion, discuss the symptoms that you have experienced, and learn about the medical treatments that you have received prior to arriving at our practice.
A personalized training regimen will then be created for you. The customized training will aid in pushing you as quickly as possible through the rehabilitation process, based on your individual needs and progression.
In previous years, concussion rehab consisted only of physical rest; however, numerous studies have discovered that this is no longer an ideal solution and it only increases the amount of time that it takes to completely recover from the condition. Furthermore, many patients that fail to activate the mind and the body during concussion rehab are known to experience post-concussion syndrome and other complications.
In order to achieve the highest level of success in concussion rehab, one should undergo visual training rehab which aids in the activation of visual networks within the brain. The SMARTfit™ system is designed to do this, and more!
Neuro and Orthopedic-Based Training
The SMARTfit™ system allows our physical therapy team to address both the neurological and orthopedic needs of our patients – especially those that have experienced a concussion. It pushes one to participate in exercises that help to stimulate the cognitive-based functionality of the brain.
As a result, neuroplasticity occurs and the overall health of the central nervous system – which includes the brain – is completely optimized. When working with this technologically advanced system, you will immediately start to experience scalable results.
Technology Versus the Body and the Brain
The SMARTfit™ system is a technological system that is designed to challenge both the body and the brain. When you start concussion rehab, you will quickly discover that a concussion impacts you on both a physiological and a psychological level.
In order to achieve total recovery, the recovery process must include both the physiological and psychological aspects of your being. In addition to overcoming the challenges and symptoms associated with the concussion, you will find that your balance improves, you gain a faster reaction time, your cognition improves, and you optimize your overall range of motion.