Post Concussive Institute
Brain trauma does not discriminate when it comes to age. The young, middle-aged and seniors are all affected when it comes to potential injury involving the brain. Approximately 2,000,000 individuals each year are affected by some type of brain trauma. Brain Concussion or bruising (also known as mild brain trauma) is the most frequently seen cause of brain trauma.
The most common causes of injury resulting in a brain trauma or a concussion include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Accidental falls
- Sports trauma
- Recreational mishaps
- Work injuries
Many problems can arise after a brain concussion impacting an individual’s daily functioning. These problems may include:
- Decreased attention and concentration
- Impaired memory
- Loss of self-esteem
- Difficultly with initiation
- Visual changes
- Job disruption or loss
- Change in behavior or personality
- Delayed speed in mental processing
- Difficulty in with social interaction and family relationships
- Poor impulse control
At Marianjoy, we have a rehabilitation program designed specifically to assess and treat common problems post mild head trauma.
How our Program May help you
The Post Concussive Institute Program at Marianjoy is a comprehensive treatment program designed for individuals experiencing physical, cognitive (thinking skills) and/or emotional difficulties post mild head trauma. For some individuals symptoms do linger over time resulting in difficulty managing day to day activities. Home, school and work ultimately become affected.
Our goal is early intervention into our treatment program. Upon referral to our Post Concussive Program, an appointment is set up with our Medical Director and Team Leader. A treatment plan is then developed that allows an individualized program to optimize recovery. An interdisciplinary team approach is provided that allows the necessary support and treatment necessary for successful return to school and work.
The Post Concussive Institute Therapy Team
- Medical Director Post Concussive Institute and Brain Injury Program (Physiatrist who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation)
- Speech-Language Pathologist (addresses cognitive-communicative functioning specifically memory, mental processing and organization skills)
- Occupational Therapist (provides visual assessment and visual re-training, provides assessment of work , home and school management)
- Physical Therapist (identifies musculoskeletal, endurance and balance/vestibular problems)
- Neuropsychologist (provides emotional support and cognitive testing)
- Vocation Specialist (addresses return to work needs)
- Coordinator/Case Manager (provides nursing consultation as needed, case management and discharge planning services)
Can the Post Concussive Program Help Me?
- Have you experience a recent trauma to the head that may have left you feeling dizzy or disorientated?
- Do you experience headaches on a routine basis?
- Do you find yourself tiring easily?
- Have you noticed a change in your vision, or have you experienced difficulty with your balance?
- Do you have trouble starting or finishing routine tasks?
- Do you have difficulty remembering things that you would have forgotten in the past?
- Do you feel sometimes that your friends or loved ones may be trying to avoid you?
If you have experienced any of the above symptoms, then our program may be right for you. Please call our Post Concussive Coordinator at our referral line 630-909-6522 to set up an appointment with our physician today.
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If you have experienced any of the above symptoms, then our program may be right for you.
Please call our Post Concussive Coordinator at our referral line 630-909-6522 to set up an appointment with our physician today.