Last week we kicked off our physical therapist in concussion management series. Today, we’ll be diving deeper by discussing concussion protocol for physical therapy.
Before recovery begins, a patient must undergo a clinical interview to determine their treatment path forward. There are six clinical trajectories a patient may fall under including vestibular, ocular, cognitive fatigue, post-traumatic migraine, cervical, or mood. This step in the physical therapy concussion protocol allows clinicians to make treatment and recovery plans that meet each patient’s needs.
If a patient’s trajectory is vestibular, ocular, or cervical, they receive a physical therapy referral. Patients who fall under these categories may report headaches, dizziness, neck pain, fatigue, balance disturbances, oculomotor changes, or decreased coordination.
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