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Keep Your Head: Recovering from a Concussion

The more media coverage we have with sporting events in fights, the more we hear about concussions. Interestingly, every individual recovers in a different fashion from this type of head trauma.

There are a number of different factors that will play a role in how your body recovers from a concussion.   Simply put, a concussion can be a mild or major form of brain injury typically caused by a direct or in direct hit to the head or the body.   What happens is the brain actually moves inside of the skull which can cause temporary neurological damage. The symptoms to be on the lookout for our insomnia, nausea, headaches or having difficulty seeing clearly or the ability to concentrate for any length of time.

It is vital that your body gets significant rest can you avoid any form of physical activity that can jar your head around.   If you attempt to rush and get back to business as usual, you can exacerbate the problem significantly.   Your ability to recover as quickly as possible is going to be dependent upon a number of things.

1)  The number of concussions you have had in the past.   The more you have had, the longer it takes to recover.

2) The severity of the concussion will also play a significant role in how long it takes to heal.

3)  The age of the individual who experiences the concussion.  Surprisingly, it takes children and teenagers significantly longer to recover because their brains are still in the development phase. Further, their symptoms can be significantly worse.

4) Gender plays a role as women are in need of more time to recover than men.

If you have experienced a concussion due to playing a sport or being in a car accident, you’ll want to be medically cleared to start the rehabilitation process.   If you require physical therapy services, and are located in the Wyckoff New Jersey area, contact Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation today and schedule your free evaluation.

Tom Willemann

Tom Willemann

Tom Willemann is a premier physical therapist based out of Bergen County, New Jersey. He holds an MS in physical therapy from the University of Miami, is credentialed in the world-renowned McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), and holds an OCS (Orthopedic Clinical Specialist) certification. As of 2018, there are approximately 14,000 ABPTS certified specialists in the nation and less than 400 of them are located in the state of New Jersey. Tom is the owner and director of Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation in Paramus. He opened the clinic, which specializes in spine and sports injury prevention, in 2004 after many years of experience in the field. Tom’s caring interest in others and his strong belief in continuity of care, combined with his clinic’s ability to find solutions for the most difficult orthopedic problems, have earned Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation its excellent reputation with patients and medical professionals in northeastern New Jersey and beyond. A true “family man,” Tom takes pride in his clinic’s warm and welcoming environment.
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