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A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that usually results from a blow to the head or violent shaking of the head and body. Brain function is disrupted as well. They are fairly common, and most people heal with rest and limited activity. However, some individuals may continue to experience symptoms for weeks or months following their injury.

Symptoms can include:

  • Concentration issues
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Light/noise sensitivity
  • Memory issues
  • Mental, balance or visual disturbances
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Pain
  • Sleep disturbances

The Concussion Program at UM Upper Chesapeake Health offers a complete approach to treating symptoms after concussion. Our team of physical, occupational and speech therapists will evaluate your symptoms, develop a personalized treatment plan just for you and get you back to doing the activities you enjoy.

Physical therapist assessment may include:

  • Balance testing
  • Neck screen
  • Visual screen

Occupational therapist assessment may include:

  • Cognitive screen
  • Strength and coordination testing
  • Visual screen

Speech therapist assessment may include:

  • Evaluation of memory, attention/focus and problem-solving
  • Review of daily activities
  • Speech and language skills

Our therapists will review your medical history and work together to create a treatment plan including education, exercises, therapies and recommendations for a safe return to normal activities. For more information, call 443-643-3980.