What we offer
The latest in evidence-based rehabilitation and symptom management 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 rehabilitation addressing all of the common physical symptoms of concussion.
Fatigue and exertion management
Treatment for vestibular impairment and dizziness
Cervical spine assessment and treatment
Basic and advanced balance training and rehabilitation programs
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
Emphasis on the need for proper brain rest for concussion recovery
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.