Programs

Concussion

What is a Concussion?



Signs/Symptoms:

https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/basics/concussion_symptoms.html

New Guidelines for Pediatric Concussion:

https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/PediatricmTBIGuideline.html

What to do if you think you have a concussion:

  1. Medical Assessment
    Evaluation by medical professional trained in concussion management

  2. Rest
    24-48 hours, depending on symptoms

  3. Symptom-Limited Activity
    Easy walk, nothing that makes symptoms worse, or causes new symptoms to appear

  4. Light Exercise
    Medium effort, light sweat, about 20 minutes

  5. Sport-Specific Activity
    Agility drills, ball-handling, no contact, general conditioning; about 30 minutes

  6. Non-Contact Training
    Resistance training, increased aerobic activity, complex sport skills, no contact; about 60 minutes

  7. Written Medical Clearance
    To begin contact activities; start with limited contact first

  8. Full contact practice
    Full practice, no restrictions. Should complete full contact practice before returning to competition

  9. Full return to competition
    No restrictions

Citations: 
McCrory P., et al BJSM 2017
Collins MW, et al Neurosurgery 2016
Valovich-McLeod, TC, etc al JAT 2017

Concussion Rehab Services We Offer:

  • Evaluation/testing
  • Vestibular therapy
  • Cervical therapy
  • Post-traumatic migraine treatment
  • Graduated Return-to-Play protocol
  • Sports-specific training/reconditioning

More Resources:

Concussion Laws by State: 

ImPACT Concussion Education:

State Interscholastic Athletics Associations:

National Athletic Trainers Assocation (NATA):

Center for Disease Control (CDC):

 

Contact:

  • Concussion rehab-trained PTs at each clinic
    • Fort Lowell:
      • Lukas Tvedt, PT, DPT, OCS
      • Daniel Musselwhite, PT, DPT, ATC
    • Green Valley:
      • Trevor Brown, PT, DPT
    • Oro Valley:
      • Robert Klingman, PT, MPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
      • Shauna Duran, PT, DPT
      • Jason Klein, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC
    • Tanque Verde:
      • Abby Bird, PT, DPT
      • D.J. Repp, PT, DPT
  • Insurance Information (concussion rehab covered by many insurances)
    • Contact our Front Office team at the clinic closet to you for insurance information
  • For provider education:

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