According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms of a concussion may include temporary loss of consciousness, confusion or feeling dazed, clumsiness, slurred speech, nausea or vomiting, headache, balance problems or dizziness, blurred vision, sensitivity to light or noise, sluggishness, ringing in ears, fatigue, behavior or personality changes, concentration difficulties and memory loss, depression, and even taste and smell disorders.
At least one physical therapist believes he can help “correct” some of the symptoms associated with a concussion.
Anthony Goode, co-owner of ProActive Sports Rehab in Hamburg and Orchard Park, NY, cited dizziness as an example.
“Dizziness is a common and unfortunate side-effect of concussion, and vestibular physical therapy will often benefit patients experiencing those symptoms,” Goode told the Examiner.com. “If you are experiencing dizziness or issues with balance, a vestibular physical therapist can teach specific exercises and training that will reduce or end dizziness issues and improve your overall stability.”
He added that neck and spine issues can also be associated with concussions and can be evaluated by a physical therapist.