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Treatment & Management

To help patients have the best recovery and management outcomes possible our care team works together to guide you through every step of the treatment process. 

Recovery from a concussion is a complex process. During recovery, it is critical to identify the factors responsible for symptoms and to develop a treatment plan that targets them. If recovery is not properly managed it can cause delays in the patient's recovery. 

That is why our experts in concussion care individualize the management of recovery and have ready access to treatment resources.

Evaluation 

An initial evaluation will include physical evaluation by a licensed physical therapist and neuropsychological evaluation by a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist on the same day at a single clinical site.  A neurologist will then utilize information obtained from this initial evaluation to direct individualized treatment for each patient.  

Treatment 

Treatment may include but not be limited to:

  • Referral for further/specialized evaluation or treatment of specific systems
    • Neuro-ophthalmology
    • Neuropsychiatry
    • Neuroradiology

Physical Therapy Management 

Given the time-sensitive nature of these injuries, our goal is to evaluate our patients within 24-48 hours of the initial injury.  Our team is committed to this goal as we know that the sooner we can address your symptoms, the more likely you are to have successful outcomes and get you back to your normal.

Immediately after an initial evaluation, our team will go to work to prepare a plan individualized to our findings and your needs.  The multidisciplinary nature of our team provides a depth of resources to address the wide range of complexities these injuries may present. This is especially true in cases of prolonged symptoms.

Recovery Most people have been shown to recover from a concussion within 1-2 weeks and return to their normal activities without issue.  There are, however, unique cases where symptoms can be prolonged outside of this 1-2 week window. These cases have been shown to benefit from early management by a multidisciplinary team. Here at UI Health, we are uniquely prepared to help in either of these circumstances.