The Concussion Legacy Foundation defines PCS as the persistence of concussion symptoms beyond the normal course of recovery. The majority of concussion symptoms will resolve within about two weeks, and with proper recovery almost all dissipate within a month. In cases where symptoms last longer than one or two months, physicians may diagnose Post-Concussion Syndrome. Patients with PCS can experience concussion-like symptoms at rest or in response to too much physical or cognitive activity, often forcing them to withdraw from their usual physical, professional, and social lives.
How can physical therapy help?
Physical therapy supports the recovery process from a concussion. Physical therapists can evaluate and treat many problems related to concussion including dizziness, headache, visual issues, imbalance, and exercise intolerance. Because no two concussions are the same, our team will examine your neurological, orthopedic, and cardiovascular systems in order to best prescribe a treatment course to address your particular symptoms and your specific needs.