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At Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas, physical therapist Miriam Hammerle often sees patients with mild traumatic brain injury or concussion in the line of duty. Sometimes the concussion is the result of an explosion in combat. Other times, a fall or collision during training caused the injury.

One of her patients, Lt Col Tony Cromer, Jr, experienced a concussion from a common workplace hazard. His head was slammed by an opening door. No matter the cause, the effects of a concussion can include headaches and dizziness.

In this episode of Move Forward Radio, Hammerle and Cromer discuss his injury and treatment.

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Miriam Hammerle

Miriam Hammerle, PT, Cert SMT, is a physical therapist in the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service at Brooke Army Medical Center. She is accredited in vestibular rehabilitation. She also as attained competency in treatment of Cervicogenic Dizziness, and is certified in spinal manipulative therapy from the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. Hammerle received the BAMC civilian of the first quarter and civilian of the year awards in 2014 for her work in improving dizziness with concussion.

Tony Cromer

Lt Col. Tony Cromer, Jr, is a senior manager for the Army Medical Department. He currently serves as a chief information officer at the Medical Education & Training Campus at Fort Sam Houston. He sustained a concussion at work when a door hit him directly on the head and knocked him out. He sought treatment from the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service at Brooke Army Medical Center for dizziness and headaches.

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