“Over the last few years people have started to realize that concussions are different in everybody and there are different aspects of your physiology that are affected. - John Leddy, MD
What we offer
Evidence-based rehabilitation, symptom management and patient advocacy for people with persistent concussion symptoms.
Research that informs our care:
Treatment from one of only six ImPACT trained Physical Therapist in the Portland area
comprehensive Assessment and rehabilitation for all of the common physical symptoms of concussion.
Treadmill Testing to assess exertion symptoms and guide a progressive symptom limited exercise program to promote recovery.
A thorough assessment of vestibular symptoms and efficient treatment if needed.
Evaluation of gross oculomotor function and treatment of convergence and accommodative insufficiently.
Evaluation and treatment of cervical spine disfunction and pain.
Basic and advanced balance training integrated with oculomotor retraining.
High level sport-specific progressions that prepare you for return to activity/sport.
How We are different from other physical therapy clinics
One hour long, 1-on-1 private treatment with a Doctor of Physical therapy
Treatment in a quiet, low stimulus environment. Dark room provided if needed
Online home exercise program with a communication portal that allows for continuous communication between patient and therapist
A commitment to putting education first for student athletes
A frequent and open line of communication with your Physician to provide the most efficient and coordinated care possible
What to expect from your first visit:
Your evaluation will begin with your physical therapist measuring vital signs, asking a few questions and, most importantly, listening to you describe the symptoms you are experiencing.
Next, your therapist will perform four assessments:
Vestibular-Ocular Motor Screening to assess your eye motion and vestibular system.
Balance screening to assess your functional balance
Cervical spine examination to check for neck impairment
Exertion testing that evaluates how your symptoms respond to different levels of physical activity
Last, but certainly not least, you and your therapist will establish a treatment plan and home exercises that are tailored to your specific goals. Follow-up appointments are usually weekly but will vary from patient to patient.