Concussions; What you need to know!

Spooner & Hayward Physical Therapy & Wellness is very proud to be the center of excellence in our community in the management of head injuries and concussions. As YOUR Doctor of Physical Therapy, my team is very well equipped to work with your athlete to prevent and treat concussions. Allow us to rehab and return you back to the game sooner and safer!  Rest and careful management of physical and cognitive exertion is key to recovery after head injuries.

The best approach to concussion management

Early Intervention:

Research shows that athletes who are diagnosed and receive treatment early recover more quickly and return to sport sooner and safer.

Quality Care:

The physical therapist and athletic training staff at Spooner & Hayward Physical Therapy & Wellness are certified in treating and managing concussions.

Effective management:

Rest and return to sport protocols can be confusing and need to be handled appropriately to avoid exacerbation and symptom reoccurrence.

Here are some common signs of an athlete suffering from a concussion;

  • Dazed and confused appearance
  • Forgetfulness of recent events before or after the contact
  • Poor coordination
  • Impaired speech
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Unequal pupil size
  • Vomiting and nausea

Your athlete may complain of;

  • Headaches,
  • Blurry vision,
  • Sensitivity to noise/light, or
  • Just do not “feel right”.

Concussions can be scary. However, if you do have a head injury or suspect one, correct team management involving physician, therapists, trainers and nurses can make all the difference in recovery!