A concussion, which is also known as mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), is often caused by a sudden jolt, blow, or bump to the head or neck that may produce symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, light and noise sensitivity, memory challenges, irritability and sleeplessness. Concussion symptoms typically resolve within two to four weeks. At On With Life, we see individuals at all levels of recovery – those suffering from an initial acute concussion and those whose symptoms have continued past the normal two to four week recovery period.
On With Life’s Complex Concussion Clinic assesses each individual’s symptoms and needs within our uniquely developed seven domains of care. Those involved in the assessment and ongoing treatment could include physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, vestibular and balance specialists, neuropsychologists, psychologists, counselors, neuro-ophthalmologists, vocational specialists and external physicians/specialists. Based on the individual needs, we will tailor each treatment plan and involve the right team members to maximize function and improved outcomes.
Collaboration between all members of the rehabilitation team allow for cross-functional strategies and taking a holistic approach with each individual. The On With Life concussion team will work with the referring providers to ensure coordination and ongoing needs. Results and treatment recommendations will be provided to ensure continuity of care.