Concussions are typically classified as mild forms of traumatic brain injury. Because a concussion is usually caused by a blow to the head or violent movement of the neck (like whiplash), they commonly occur in athletes that participate in contact sports, as well as in victims of accidents like falls or car/bike crashes. Accompanied by a slew of side effects like headaches, nausea, fatigue, and others, there is no doubt that concussions are not an injury to simply be shrugged off. Concussions can pose both immediate and long-term negative effects and should always be taken seriously. When facing a possible concussion occurrence, it is of utmost importance to seek proper assessment and follow-up with the necessary treatment.
At Gillette Physical Therapy, we fully understand the significance of tending to concussions in the most beneficial way possible. While many members of the GPT team are well-practiced in analyzing concussions and assisting patients in recovery, we boast the services of the skilled physical therapist and athletic trainer, Alicia Clouston, who has had extensive training and specializes in the evaluation and management of concussion injuries. Alongside having advanced personnel for concussion treatment, Gillette Physical Therapy also utilizes a computerized management tool entitled ImPACTⓇ (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing). Not only is ImPACT highly effective, it is also the most widely used concussion tool available and is supported by a surplus of scientific validation based on clinical research. This resource has remained dependable throughout the medical world and is a leading provider for concussion-related education. GPT’s investment in ImPACT means we keep up with the most recent developments in neurocognitive science and technology, providing only the best in concussion care. Did you know that a large portion of concussed individuals do not seek the assessment they need? Prevent lasting complications and see a specialist you can trust for reliable results today at Gillette Physical Therapy.