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As a leader in vestibular and brain injury rehabilitation, we offer a variety of services to help you recover through the complex healing process and physical challenges that can occur after a head injury. Our clinicians are specialized in vestibular rehabilitation, concussion management and return to participation programs to help patients experiencing symptoms – including but not limited to dizziness, balance deficits, difficulty concentrating, headaches and/or visual disturbances. Along with vestibular disorders and brain injuries, our specialists are also trained to treat patients with neurological disorders such as; ALS, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.


Vestibular Disorders

The vestibular system connects the inner ear to the brain and helps control balance and eye movement. Diseases or injuries that damage this system can result in vestibular disorders, however, they also can occur for unknown reasons. Our vestibular rehabilitation experts can evaluate and treat patients who suffer from symptoms that include:

  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Balance problems
  • Blurred vision
  • Motion sensitivity

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Concussions

A concussion is a type of a mild traumatic brain injury that is caused by a blow, bump or jolt to the head that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging brain cells.  Symptoms of a concussion include and are not limited to:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Eye strain or blurred vision
  • Balance problems
  • Motion sensitivity
  • Persisting nausea
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Neck pain

Concussions are considered to be a mild traumatic brain injury because it is not usually life-threatening. However, the effects of a concussion can be serious if not treated appropriately.

Because the brain is very complex, every concussion is different in presentation of symptoms and recovery time.  Some symptoms may appear right away, while others may not show up for hours or days.  Sometimes – the injury makes it hard for people to recognize or admit that they are having problems.

A concussion may cause a loss of consciousness for a brief period of time. However, this is usually not the case. Studies have shown that less than 5 percent of concussions cause a loss of consciousness. A loss of consciousness is not required for a diagnosis of concussion nor is it related to recovery time. It’s important to watch for signs after the injury occurs. If you suspect someone has a concussion, we recommend going to the emergency room at the nearest hospital immediately.

Individuals trying to return to participation (RTP) in sport, school or work following a concussion may benefit from our concussion management and RTP programs. These programs are designed to reduce and manage post-concussion symptoms to help patients return to work, school and play.

Patients who have had a concussion or participate in an activity where this injury is possible may benefit from our head injury and concussion management program. It is designed to reduce and manage post-concussion symptoms to help athletes safely return to participation.

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Headaches

Our headache specialists know how much cervicogenic and migraine headaches can disrupt a person’s quality of life. In addition to head pain, symptoms of headaches include:

  • Neck and back of head pain
  • Increased pain based on neck movements
  • Tenderness of neck muscles

Fortunately, physical therapy has proven to be successful in decreasing and/or resolving the intensity and frequency of symptoms, boosting function and mobility, and improving your quality of life.

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Neurological Rehabilitation

Neurological rehabilitation helps treat disorders that can affect the nervous system’s normal operation. We work with patients who are diagnosed with and experiencing challenges caused by conditions such as multiple sclerosis, stroke and Parkinson’s disease. Symptoms of neurological disorders include but are not limited to:

  • Balance problems
  • Poor coordination
  • Weakness
  • Immobility or rigidity
  • Stooped posture
  • Fatigue
  • Abnormal gait
  • Spasms
  • Visual/perceptual deficits

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Scheduling an appointment is easy, convenient and flexible. We’ll schedule you fast, sometimes the same or next day, but always within 24 to 48 hours of requesting your first appointment.

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