A concussion is considered to be a mild form of a traumatic brain injury. It can be caused by either a direct blow to the head, face, neck or elsewhere on the body. When an individual is hit on the body, the force of that blow can be transmitted to the head, thereby causing a concussion. An individual does not have to lose consciousness to be diagnosed. Normally the symptoms of a concussion will resolve spontaneously over a short period of time but in some cases, the symptoms may persist. Persistent symptoms result in loss of time at school, work, or the ability to participate in activities of choice.
Carlisle Place Physical and Occupational Therapy have therapists with specialized skills necessary to evaluate each patient and develop and individualize care plan to help get people back to the activities they enjoy.