Concussion

What is a concussion?

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that can result from a direct blow to the head, or by a hit to the body that causes the brain to rock back and forth inside the skull. Concussions are commonly caused by falls, motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, or assaults.

Coping with persistent post- concussion symptoms can be very frustrating. We can work with you, your physician, and other healthcare providers to guide you through recovery to wellness. Recovery time from a concussion varies from person to person and each person is unique.

What are common symptoms following a concussion?

  • Double or blurry vision
  • Light and sound sensitivity
  • Eye strain or fatigue
  • Reading difficulty 
  • Reduced concentration and memory
  • Shadows or halos
  • Headache
  • Visual motion sensitivity
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea

How can we help?   

We provide interventions to maximize function and facilitate recovery from concussion. Following a personal evaluation, we establish goals together with the client and family. We address specific visual skills needed for reading, self-care, leisure, work, and community activities. This may include techniques to decrease blurry or double vision, or activity and environment modification for efficient and safe task completion.