Concussion Rehabilitation

We Can Help You Recover After a Concussion

Our team can help patients who are experiencing persistent concussion symptoms that interfere with your daily life to recover and safely return to school, work or sports. Our program focuses on:
  • Neuroplasticity, or the ability of the brain to rewire or change connections
  • Preventing disability and subsequent concussions
  • Reducing headaches and pain
  • Regaining cognitive ability and attention
  • Restoring coordination and balance
  • When to Seek Concussion Rehabilitation
We care for patients with these concussion symptoms:
  • Balance or coordination problems
  • Cognitive problems, such as trouble with thinking, concentration, memory, decision-making or problem-solving
  • Emotional or mental health concerns
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Pain
  • Ringing in the ears called tinnitus
  • Speech difficulties
  • Vision disturbances

Treatment Options for Concussion Rehabilitation

We offer a full range of outpatient services designed to reduce or eliminate concussion symptoms. We also offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient brain injury rehabilitation for patients with more serious injuries. Our services include:
  • Athletic return-to-play protocols: Our specialists help patients safely return to their favorite sports.
  • Balance, dizziness and vestibular therapy: We help patients who have problems with dizziness, balance or vestibular function after concussion.
  • Cognitive rehabilitation: Our cognitive rehabilitation specialists work with patients to improve their ability to think and learn.
  • Fatigue management: We teach patients to look for signs of fatigue so they can get the rest they need during concussion recovery.
  • Headache management: Medication and other therapies may help to control concussion-related headaches.
  • Mind-body therapy: Meditation, relaxation techniques, acupuncture, massage therapy, yoga and other therapies may promote concussion recovery.
  • Neuropsychological care: We assist patients with the emotional and mental health aspects of concussion recovery.
  • Pain management: We use the latest techniques and therapies to manage pain and reduce the use of opioid medications.
  • Physical, occupational, speech and recreational therapy: Our skilled therapists help patients return to optimal functioning.
  • Return-to-work evaluation: Our team members work with patients to develop a plan to return to work, including strategies to manage any ongoing symptoms.
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) management: We collaborate with audiologists to manage ringing in the ears after a head injury.
  • Vision rehabilitation: Vision rehabilitation assists with visual tasks, such as reading, focus, and concentration.

Bouncing Back from a Concussion: Michelle’s Story

Why Choose JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute for Rehabilitation Services and Care

Excellence

Our rehabilitation facilities provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care for patients who need to recover after a serious accident, illness or surgery, allowing for a smooth transition between levels of care.

Innovation

Our experts are leaders in stroke, cardiac, pulmonary, orthopedic, brain injury and neurological rehabilitation and are involved in groundbreaking research.

Quality

Our rehabilitation facilities are licensed by the State of New Jersey and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and Joint Commission, ensuring that our programs meet or exceed state and national quality standards..

Our Doctors

Our rehabilitation specialists work closely with you, your family, and your other care providers to assist with your recovery.

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