CCMI Concussion Services
Physical Therapy San Pedro is a proud clinic of the Complete Concussion Management Inc.™ (CCMI) Partnership Program - a network of clinics around the world offering evidence-based concussion care.
From initial pre-season baseline testing to concussion treatment and rehabilitation, as partnered CCMI practitioners, we collaborate with primary care physicians to co-manage concussions, helping patients and athletes safely return to learn, work and play.
What is a Concussion?
A concussion is a brain injury caused by acceleration or deceleration of the brain within the skull
following a significant impact to the head or elsewhere on the body. The impact causes a biochemical imbalance within the brain cells, resulting in decreased blood flow and temporary energy deficits within the brain. Symptoms may include loss of consciousness, headache, pressure in the head, neck pain, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, or balance problems, among others.
To further understand what a concussion is, watch this video for an in-depth whiteboard demonstration from Dr. Cameron Marshall (@Concussion_Doc)
In conjunction with CCMI, we offer concussion treatment services & strategies including:
Exertional testing for return-to-sport readiness and sub-symptom threshold exercise programs for persistent symptoms
Vestibular, oculomotor, and cervical spine rehabilitation
Balance, reaction time, visual processing, and neurocognitive testing (pre-season baseline and/or post-injury/return to sport testing)
During the early stage following injury, a period of relative symptom limited physical and cognitive rest is recommended. Research suggests 24 to 48 hours, however, these decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. Following a short period of rest, the International Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport (2016) recommends a gradual increase in mental and physical activity by a licensed healthcare practitioner trained in concussion management.
Concussions Rehabilitation has changed significantly in the past several years. Each concussion is different and each person experiences different symptoms. Our team of clinicians are Certified Concussion Specialists and can guide and support you through your recovery back to the daily activities, sports and hobbies you enjoy doing. Recovery is a process, but when managed correctly a Concussion is just a bump in the road. If you are in need of Concussion support contact your office to get you started on your journey back to health.