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What is a Concussion?
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. This fast movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging the brain cells.

 

How Can I Spot a Concussion?
Athletes who show or report one or more of the signs and symptoms listed below—or simply say they just "don't feel right" after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body—may have a concussion or other serious brain injury. It is important to remember: you do not have to lose consciousness or "get knocked-out" to acquire a concussion.

 

SIGNS OBSERVED BY PARENTS OR COACHES

 

  • Appears dazed or stunned.
  • Forgets an instruction, is confused about an assignment or position, or is unsure of the game, score, or opponent.
  • Moves clumsily.
  • Answers questions slowly.
  • Loses consciousness (even briefly).
  • Shows mood, behavior, or personality changes.
  • Can't recall events prior to or after a hit or fall.

 

SYMPTOMS REPORTED BY ATHLETES

 

  • Headache or "pressure" in head.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Balance problems or dizziness, or double or blurry vision.
  • Bothered by light or noise.
  • Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy.
  • Confusion, or problems with concentration and memory.
  • Just not "feeling right," or "feeling down."

 


How Greensboro Physical Therapy Can Help
With advanced knowledge of treating concussions and neurologic conditions, our Doctors of Physical Therapy play a crucial role in getting you back in the game for those suffering from complications related to concussion.

 

After a thorough evaluation, we provide an individualized program to address common issues such as dizziness, balance deficits and neck pain and then, most importantly, a safe and effective return to playing your game.

 

Why not let the experts at Greensboro Physical Therapy help you or your athlete through this process and schedule an appointment today?

 

 

 

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Whether you want to do it to stay in shape, train for a race, or just for fun, we can help get you started. We can provide you with essential tips regarding footwear, gear, training techniques and more that can help you realize your running potential while limiting your risk for injury.(more)

You take your car to a mechanic/dealership for oil changes to keep it running smoothly, but...what do you do for your body? Greensboro Physical Therapy offers a "Body Tune-Up" session to serve as your movement impairment prevention. (more)

If you have had physical therapy in the past but did not receive the care or gain the results you expected, we encourage you to visit one of our clinics. Our hope is that we can be your resource for "Second Opinion Physical Therapy." (more)

Providing a solution that did not exist before, Deep Tissue Laser Therapy has become preferred by those who have long sought relief without success. Its ability to impact pain on a cellular level provides pain relief for complex and simple conditions alike. (more)

Physical therapy of orofacial pain is an evidence-based physical program used to treat pain in the jaw, head and neck regions. Orofacial physical therapy is a highly specialized part of orthopedic physical therapy. (more)