After seeking medical care for a concussion, children with lasting symptoms may benefit from a post-concussion evaluation and treatment plan.
Kids Can Do Children’s Therapy Center offers post-concussion evaluations from specially trained physical therapists.
Evaluations last approximately one hour and may be covered by insurance
The therapist will discuss with you how the injury occurred and the symptoms and behaviors your child may be experiencing.
Your child will be tested to assess pain, range of motion, balance, motor skills, coordination, cognitive function, and visual ability.
Along with the initial evaluation, as part of the Concussion Care program, the therapist will provide families support and information about:
What to expect as your child recovers from a concussion
What to monitor for during the concussion healing process
How to gradually and safely return to normal activities
What are signs that further evaluation and treatment may be needed
Any additional concerns you may have and recommend additional educational resources
Kids Can Do also offers therapy treatment for post-concussion symptoms lasting beyond the typical 2-4 weeks of recovery time and concerns with:
Balance and coordination concerns
Difficulty with academic skills, cognitive thinking
Blurred vision, double vision, light sensitivity
Changes in mood, behavior, sleep habits
Post-concussion therapy services can help children heal better and improve their outcomes from concussions.