WHAT IS A CONCUSSION?
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused be a direct or indirect hit to your head or body. Your brain sits inside your skull surrounded by fluid. When your head takes a hit – as often happens in contact sports – your brain shifts or shakes around inside the skull. The impact damages your brain cells, causing neurochemical and cellular changes in the brain.
HOW DOES PHYSICAL THERAPY HELP TO TREAT CONCUSSIONS?
They say concussions are like snowflakes because no two are alike. There a six clinical subtypes based on an individual’s signs and symptoms. This is why there is not a “one-size-fits-all” treatment. APRS is unique with the only two Emory Certified Vestibular Specialists in Bozeman. Your first appointment will consist of a medical history review, assessment of ocular (eye) movement with specialized oculography goggles, balance assessment, and tolerance to motion.
- Vestibular Physical Therapy
- Ocular (Eye) Therapy
- Exertion Training
- Balance Training
- Exercises to promote motor skills, reaction time, and reflexes
- Methods to retrain the brain to discern space, motion, and head/eye movements.