Physical Therapy

HeadZone works with physical therapists to provide concussion prevention and rehabilitation services.

Physical therapists offer pre-sports screening and injury prevention training for athletes in:

  • Neck strengthening
  • Flexibility and agility
  • Core stability and balance
  • Strength and Power Training

Physical therapy for concussion rehabilitation:

  • Musculoskeletal therapy for whiplash and other neck injuries
  • Vestibular therapy for post-concussion syndrome
  • Conditioning programs during concussion recovery
  • Supervised “Return to Play” Programs

Physical Therapy Resources:

Below are resources we find helpful for the rehabilitation of post-concussive patients:

  • Early aerobic conditioning is now recommended for patients as tolerated.  UPMC encourages patients to begin sub-symptom exertional therapy as early as possible to avoid feelings of anxiety and depression.  Patients start at Stage 1 and as they recover, heart rate and duration are increased to Stage 5.
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