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concussion is a traumatic brain injury that can cause lasting effects on brain tissue. They also can change the chemical balance of the brain.

A physical therapist can assess symptoms to determine if a concussion is present. They treat the injury by guiding the patient through a safe and personalized recovery program.

No two concussions are the same. Your physical therapist will examine you to assess how your concussion affects your:

  • Neurological system.
  • Musculoskeletal system.
  • Cardiovascular system. 

They will design a treatment plan to address your specific symptoms, needs, and goals. They will help you safely return to home, school, work, and athletic activities.

Physical therapists are movement experts. They improve quality of life through hands-on care, patient education, and prescribed movement. You can contact a physical therapist directly for an evaluation. To find a physical therapist in your area, visit Find a PT.

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