Theraplay’s rehabilitation programs for concussion are designed to treat this complex metabolic and physiologic injury to the brain that can disrupt a child’s normal functioning. Concussion may be caused by a fall or blow to the head, whiplash or other acceleration/deceleration injuries. Concussion causes a metabolic crisis in the brain, which can result in decreased function. The concussion diagnosis can be used along with the term mild traumatic brain injury because of research showing long-term neurologic deficits with some concussions. The signs and symptoms of a concussion may or may not be immediate. Symptoms usually appear within 24 to 72 hours after the injury and can range from mild to severe, lasting for hours, days, weeks or even months. Imaging can be done to rule in/out more serious pathology such as intracranial bleeding, however the extent of the concussion cannot be determined.
Theraplay Concussion Rehabilitation services assist in the child or adolescent's academic re-entry. Theraplay therapists provide recommendations for classroom and school day modifications to best meet their academic needs and participation during concussion recovery. Our team of therapists collaborates with the school’s athletic department, coaches and nurses for safe “return to activity” and “return to athletics” progression as well.
*May include additional diagnoses. Please contact us for specific questions.
An evaluation with a Theraplay occupational, physical, or speech therapist may include the following based on the patient's history and symptoms:
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