We asked Pat Marques, Director of Rehabilitative Exercise and Performance Training for HPR, some questions that many of our clients ask about concussions . . .
Tell me why I need a concussion baseline test – I’ve never had a concussion and I don’t see the point in spending time and money to figure out what I already know.
I’ve had a number of concussions and I really want to get better, but I don’t see much hope in my situation. What can you do to help me? Can I get to a level where I am fully healed?
How well anyone who has had a concussion recovers depends on many factors. However, there are active measures you can take to reduce the symptoms of concussion. At HPR we have a concussion therapy protocol to address neuro-cognitive (clinical) and neuro-physical (non-clinical) aspects of concussions. The first step is a thorough screening and assessment to determine what dysfunctions you may have, and then we build a plan of active recovery. How much any individual is able to return to a pre-concussion level of neuro-cognitive and neuro-physical capability depends on the level of injury and the motivation of the individual to comply with the therapy.