Concussion Recovery Services

The concussion therapy program at Sheltering Arms Institute provides a comprehensive management and treatment plan taking the patient from baseline testing through recovery. With a dedicated team approach, the patient, family, healthcare professionals, schools and academic professionals become the encompassing team that helps the patient return to learn, play and work.

A concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury that affects brain function. Effects are usually temporary but may include headaches, concentration or memory challenges and issues with balance and movement coordination. Concussions are often caused by a blow to the head but may not cause a loss of consciousness; it is possible to have a concussion and not realize it. Concussions are particularity common if you play a contact sport such as football.

Signs and symptoms of a concussion can be slight and may not appear immediately. Symptoms may last for a short period of time or may extend for several weeks or more.

Someone with a concussion may demonstrate:

  • A sense of pressure in the head similar to a headache
  • Temporary loss of consciousness
  • A foggy state or confusion
  • Memory loss, especially surrounding the traumatic event
  • Dizziness or “seeing stars”
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Slurred speech
  • Delayed response to questions
  • Appearing dazed
  • Fatigue

Sheltering Arms Institute offers an individualized treatment plan for each patient. The clinical team is specifically trained in the latest evidence-based concussion management and have decades of combined experience treating concussions. The team provides a comprehensive treatment plan to retrain the brain and body to perform in complex environments.

Learn about the concussion recovery therapies at our Sheltering Arms outpatient clinics.

Learn about outpatient therapy for this condition at VCU Health.