A concussion is a brain injury caused by a sudden movement to the head that disrupts normal brain function. Not all concussions involve an impact to the head, and very few cause even momentary unconsciousness. Concussions are often associated with contact sports, but can also be associated with motor vehicle accidents, household and recreational falls, non-contact sports, and other activities.
A concussion requires specialized and comprehensive medical evaluation. All concussions are serious injuries, but understanding and addressing the unique challenges of your injury is the key to a safe and successful rehabilitation experience. Even a mild concussion can result in longer term effects if left undiagnosed or improperly treated.
Concussion Side Effects
These effects may include:
- Change in normal emotional response
- Chronic headache
- Difficulty with speech and swallowing
- Dizziness and balance problems
- Fatigue and lethargy
- Memory issues
- Poor attention span
- Poor Coordination
- Sleep disruption
- Slowed processing speeds
- Vision changes
Concussion Care Services
Origami's Concussion Care Service begins with a thorough assessment conducted by a team of medical professionals. We conduct extensive testing before creating a unique set of educational, behavioral and, if needed, treatment recommendations. Our services are designed to help you better understand how to respond to, and recover from, your unique injury. Offering the region's broadest spectrum of brain injury rehabilitation services, Origami's holistic approach to rehabilitation prioritizes quality-of-life and return-to-independence.