Some people recover from concussions after a week or two. Some people do not. When people suffer from concussion symptoms for more than a week, they may need treatment for post-concussion syndrome. Fortunately, for patients in the Denver, CO area, we are able to offer our state-of-the-art MARS program with GyroStim technology. It’s literally a game-changer in the treatment of concussions and post-concussion disorders.
One of our most important physical therapy services we offer at HDPT is for post-concussion syndrome. And it’s important that patients don’t delay evaluation or treatment. Don’t tough it out. Don’t hope it just goes away. Get help, and get the right help, now.
Contact High Definition Physical Therapy in Englewood, CO today to schedule a free consultation. Learn if you’re candidate for our MARS vestibular rehabilitation program to treat post-concussion syndrome:
Keep reading to learn more about our post-concussion syndrome services …
What Is Post-Concussion Syndrome?
Post-concussion syndrome occurs when an individual does not recover from a concussion in the typical 7-10-day timeframe. This syndrome is characterized by concussion like symptoms (physical, emotional and cognitive) that continue for weeks, months or a year or more after the initial incident that led to a concussion.
Causes of Post-Concussion Syndrome
In general, causes of post-concussion syndrome are the same as those that cause a concussion, mainly a hit to the head. The distinction between an acute concussion and post-concussion syndrome is in post-concussion syndrome the symptoms of a concussion persist beyond the typical 7-10 recovery timeline seen in a concussion.
Risk Factors Associated with Developing Post-Concussion Syndrome
- Waiting it out or excessive rest without early, active vestibular rehabilitation is the most common risk factor associated with developing post concussion syndrome.
- Individuals who have had previous concussions.
- Individuals with previous medical history of ADHD, ADD and/or mood disorders.
- Younger age.
- Prior history of headaches.
- Female gender.
- Initial concussion symptoms of early onset headache, amnesia, fogginess and fatigue.
How HDPT Can Help
Like a concussion, post-concussion syndrome is a treatable condition. Using MARS with GyroStim technology we can help correct the imbalances in the vestibular system causing the persistence of symptoms. Even years after a concussion we can use our diagnostic testing and treatment protocols to identify and treat each individual patients’ deficits and get them back to full function. All our work is research and evidence-based practice.
Contact High Definition Physical Therapy if you have questions about post-concussion syndrome and want to schedule a free initial consultation.