Treatment for concussion should begin as soon as possible, following assessment for neurocognitive function. Sitting in a dark room is often the starting point for the healing process, but will only get you so far. Recovery from concussion will have some ups and downs, but is important to understand. Because every injury is different, your treatment plan will be tailored to your needs to get you healthy as quickly as possible. Treatment may include any or all of the following:
- rest strategies
- school or work recommendations
- chiropractic and cranial adjustments for related complaints
- vestibular training
- visual motor training
- exertion testing for return to sport
Exertion testing usually occurs after symptoms disappear and is done to prepare the athlete for return to sport. It is done gradually to avoid symptom relapse and prevent a premature return to sport. We will guide you through this process.