Concussion

Willow Physical Therapy is now recognized by Complete Concussion Management Inc. (CCMI) and joins a network of clinics around the world offering evidence-based concussion care. From initial pre-season multimodal baseline testing to concussion treatment and rehabilitation, our partnered CCMI practitioners collaborate with primary care physicians to co-manage concussions, helping patients and athletes safely Return to Learn, Work and Play. Give our Fairbanks, AK physical therapist team a call today or contact Willow Physical Therapy to schedule a concussion appointment today!

How Complete Concussion Management Works

Through collaboration between trained healthcare practitioners, educated coaches and trainers, and informed parents and athletes, the Complete Concussion Management system educates and empowers all those involved in sports to recognize concussions, and take the necessary steps to help an athlete safely return to their sport.

 

Involved in Sport? Learn Your Role in Concussion Care

 

We help those involved in sport effectively manage concussion injuries. How? Through collaboration between trained healthcare practitioners, educated coaches and trainers, and informed parents.

What is a concussion?

A concussion is a brain injury caused by acceleration or deceleration of the brain within the skull following a significant impact to the head or elsewhere on the body. The impact causes a biochemical imbalance within the brain cells, resulting in decreased blood flow and temporary energy deficits within the brain. Symptoms may include loss of consciousness, headache, pressure in the head, neck pain, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, or balance problems, among others.

What is a Concussion? – Complete Concussion Management

A concussion is a brain injury that causes dysfunction in the cells of the brain. Check out this short animation which quickly explains what happens inside the brain during a concussion

Concussion Treatment & Rehabilitation – Complete Concussion Management

Rest is no longer considered the best approach to concussion care. Research shows that early intervention of various therapies can significantly improve recovery. Through a thorough assessment and the…

Multimodal Baseline Testing

Multimodal baseline testing is a series of physical and cognitive tests that provides a pre-injury overview of healthy brain function. These tests can offer healthcare practitioners with an objective benchmark on which to compare should a patient sustain a concussion.

As concussion symptoms often disappear days to weeks before the brain has recovered, having valuable baseline information may help practitioners to make safer return to play decisions.

Multimodal Concussion Baseline Testing and Application for Sport

 

Multimodal concussion baseline testing is a series of physical and cognitive tests that measure areas of brain function that are commonly affected after a concussion. Visit our Fairbanks, AK physical therapist team today or contact Willow Physical Therapy to schedule a concussion appointment today!