EFFECTS OF CONCUSSION
When individuals experience a concussion, they often experience an increase in sensory sensitivities to light, movement, sounds and other types of stimulation and they find it challenging to participate in their day-to-day activities. An important part of the recovery process is looking at the individual’s day to day routines and activities they need to participate in. Often, it is very beneficial to the person to engage in more focused planning to break down tasks into parts and space activities out in order to provide needed break times.
Heidi can provide assistance with the following for individuals post-concussion:
- Task analysis > including activity breakdown
- Pacing and planning activities
- Support the brain and nervous system in regulating/calming down from the hyper sensitivities
- Reviewing memory strategies to help with day-to-day functioning
- Direct treatment using Concussion Recovery Therapy (CRT)
Concussion Recovery Therapy (CRT)
This type of therapy uses using two Dolphin Neurostim devices to treat the cranial sutures in the head. When individuals experience trauma to their head, this makes the cranial sutures between the skull bones jam and not move as well, causing headaches, visual disturbances, balance issues, sensory sensitivities, etc. By treating on either side of the cranial sutures, this helps to “release” the skull bones and thereby helps to decrease pressure and other symptoms that go along with post-concussion syndrome.
Heidi attended the two-day Concussion Recovery Therapy workshop to learn how to complete this therapy and is using it in her practice with clients. Heidi has been seeing good results in her clients as they are reporting decreased headaches, improved mental clarity/focus, improved sleep, decreased mental fog, etc.
“Concussion Recovery Therapy has been reported in literature to reduce stress, regulate the autonomic nervous system and improving HRV and PCS symptomology. (Chevalier-2016, Armstrong-2017) Concussion Recovery Therapy clearly yields superior therapeutic outcomes over current concussion treatment options.”
Obtained from www.concussionrecoverytherapy.com *Please see this website for more details.