What is a Concussion?
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury. It can occur from a direct impact to your head, or indirect (like in whiplash) where your head does not come in contact with anything. Most of the time, individuals who experience a mild to moderate concussion with fully recovery within one month. Sometimes though, symptoms can persist much longer. Some of these symptoms may include:
- trouble sleeping, or sleeping too much
- easier to anger
- changes in personality
- difficulty finding the right words
- nausea and vomiting
- noise and light sensitivity
- difficulty navigating in busy environments
First time to Altea?
What should I expect at my first appointment?
Your assessment will take 60 minutes and during that time you will be asked several questions and be taken through tests to assess certain systems in your body that can be affected from a concussion. These systems include your visual, vestibular, and autonomic system (controls heart rate and blood pressure).
After your assessment is complete, a recovery program will be designed according to your specific needs. Jon and our team will guide you through recovery and get you back to doing the things you love.