More than 75% of head injuries are mild and involve no loss of consciousness, but can result in significant symptoms and residual functional deficits that require further evaluation and treatment including:
- Attention deficits
- Poor concentration
- Memory problems
- Light Headedness
- Balance problems
- Sensitivity to light
- Sensitivity to noise
- Sleep problems
Did You Know?
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the largest cause of disability and death among young people in the United States every year.
Following the injury, the patient will have a consultation to more formally evaluate deficits and recovery after concussion and traumatic brain injury. The assessment includes an evaluation of balance, vestibular function, associated musculoskeletal injuries (neck, face, shoulder, spine) and neuro cognitive function.
Evidence-Based Approach to Treatment
Treatment will follow existing models that have been found to enhance functional outcomes and reduce disability associated with concussion and traumatic brain injury. Applied research aimed at identifying factors that improve clinical outcomes is a key component of treating a head injury.