When someone suffers a brain injury, along with it comes a host of symptoms and quality of life reductions. Complete recovery is often possible, but it takes time and effort. Our doctors prescribe physical therapy, also known as physiotherapy, to help restore function and encourage healing. Our concussion rehabilitation therapy in Naples helps our patients heal more completely.
At Naples Community Injury Center, we have seen the effects physical activity can have on neuroplasticity. Physiotherapy promotes healing, both physically and cognitively. Contact us today at (239) 631-5445 to learn more about our concussion rehabilitation therapy.
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Naples Community Injury Center Prescribes Concussion Therapy
When our doctors prescribe exercises and techniques to concussion patients, we do so with the goal of improving their health and well-being long term. We can teach you exercises that you can use at home to continue bettering your condition.
Physiotherapy is central to our Naples concussion treatment. We provide hands-on guidance to teach patients the exercises and principles behind them. Our team can also tailor our approach to suit your specific needs.
We reassess your progress during each visit to determine whether you need to continue with the same exercises, increase them, or move on to other techniques or therapies. We also give you access to the tools at our facility in Naples. For example, our doctors may restrain a patient to use a steady gait on our weight-supported treadmill.
Get Concussion Rehabilitation From Naples Community Injury Center
The Naples Community Injury Center team has the knowledge and experience to help our patients have a better outcome after a concussion than they might without undertaking the prescribed therapies. We can address chronic pain, balance concerns, gait issues, ongoing muscle control problems, cognitive deficits, and more.
We have more than 60 years of combined experience helping our patients manage their injuries, recover, and prevent future injuries. This includes working with clients hurt in a wide range of accidents and incidents, including:
- Work-related injuries
- Car accident injuries
- Slip and fall injuries
- Sports and recreation injuries
- Boat and pool injuries
We also provide chiropractic care to our patients as needed.
Prescribed Treatments for Naples Concussion Rehabilitation
When our doctors create a Naples concussion rehabilitation therapy plan for a patient, we want to ensure that the damage to their brain and nervous system does not affect their mobility or lifestyle. Some of the treatments we might prescribe for patients with concussions include:
Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT)
This technique is used when motor deficits are more severe on one side of the body than the other. We constrain the uninjured limb to help resist reliance on it. This helps to build strength and relearn muscle control on the injured side of the body.
Weight-Supported Treadmill Training
When there are lower limb injuries or our patients struggle with balance and coordination, weight-supported treadmill training could help retrain proper gait and balance. It also allows patients with serious leg, hip, and pelvis injuries to return to activity sooner. This treatment uses a harness that lifts some of your weight off your legs and helps you remain upright.
Constraint-Induced Language Therapy
If speech is a problem following a brain injury, our therapists can help you relearn breath control and support. One of the primary therapies we use for this treatment is constraint-induced language therapy. Patients complete verbal exercises to improve their speech and related functions.
Vestibular Rehabilitation and Oculomotor Therapy
Some brain injury patients struggle with balance and coordination after an injury. This can occur whether they had a closed head injury in an accident, suffered a skull fracture, or have a brain injury from a stroke.
In addition to rebuilding strength and coordination in the limbs following their injury, they may require rehabilitation of the vestibular and/or oculomotor system. Like other types of rehabilitative physical therapy, this involves learning specific exercises to address the issue.
Massage Therapy and Other Techniques
We use massage, infrared light therapy, and other techniques to reduce pain and soreness and encourage faster healing. These treatments increase blood flow to the treated area, bringing additional oxygen and nutrients. This could reduce pain and inflammation, as well as help you heal faster. Massage has the added effect of relaxation and stress reduction.
Understanding Concussions and How They Affect the Body
Concussions are common. Of reported injuries, about 80 percent of all diagnosed brain injuries are concussions, according to Translational Research in Traumatic Brain Injury. Many more very mild concussions likely go undiagnosed.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), those who suffer a concussion may have symptoms that include:
- Memory loss
- Appearing dazed or feeling “out of it”
- Clumsy movements, loss of balance, and lack of coordination
- Slow verbal response time
- Brief loss of consciousness
- Blurry or double vision
- Nausea or vomiting
- Difficulty focusing or lack of concentration
- Unusual sensitivity to light or noise
- Sudden changes in mood or behavior
While many of these symptoms fade over the days and weeks after a concussion, many do not. For lingering symptoms or lasting complications of a concussion, physiotherapy might be effective. Physical therapy has long been prescribed for patients suffering more serious brain injuries. It allows them to regain abilities, relearn how to manage daily tasks, and build strength and endurance for the future.
Call Naples Community Injury Center for Your Initial Intake Exam
Naples Community Injury Center helps patients manage concussion symptoms, mitigate lasting discomfort, and pursue a more complete recovery. We can address many lingering concerns after you complete acute treatment for a brain injury. Let our doctors assess your case and prescribe concussion rehabilitation therapy.