There are many student athletes who struggle with recovery from a concussion. In the past it was thought that all concussion patients “should” be recovered within a few months, but some recoveries do go on for even longer. Our clinical experience shows that slow recoveries often tend to be associated with having had multiple concussions – especially when two or more have occurred too close together in time – or from a severe concussion – often combined with pre-existing issues such as migraine headaches, anxiety,
Neuropsychologist – for evaluation and management of the student’s cognitive and emotional status
Physicians – for ongoing medical diagnostic expertise and medications that may be helpful for sleep, headaches, attention, and/or mood changes
Physical therapist – for treatment of vestibular and whiplash injuries, when indicated
The School Team – including teachers, guidance counselor, school nurse, athletic trainer, psychologist, social worker
Behavioral Optometrist – for diagnosis, corrective lenses, and/or treatment of post-concussion visual dysfunction.
Occupational Therapist – for rehabilitation of post-concussive visual problems.
Psychotherapist – if stress or post-concussion emotional effects such as anxiety and depression have become an issue.
This process can begin with neuropsychological consultation. Call us today at 617-959-1010 for more information.