How Can Physical Therapy Help After a Concussion?
Help Stop Dizziness and Improve Your Balance
If you have dizziness or difficulty with your balance following a concussion, your physical therapy may help. The vestibular system, which includes the inner ear and its connections with the brain, is responsible for sensing head movement, keeping your eyes focused when you move your head, and helping you keep your balance. A qualified vestibular physical therapist can provide specific exercises and training to reduce or stop dizziness and improve balance and stability.
Your physical therapist will examine you for neck problems following a concussion. Neck injuries can cause headaches and contribute to some forms of dizziness. Your therapist also can assess your back for possible injuries to your spine. When it comes to treating neck and spine pain techniques like the McKenzie Method can help manage recurring pain.