Concussions are responsible for more than 3 million cases every year and are a very common type of brain injury.
The Mayo Clinic defines concussion as a brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head or a violent shaking of the head and body.
There is no one treatment for concussion, but the fastest road to recovery starts with therapy. Progressive Therapy Associates offers therapy services to help you recover after a concussion.
Make no mistake about it; a concussion is classified as a MTBI (mild traumatic brain injury).
After a concussion, fogginess, headaches, fatigue, and difficulty with memory make daily life a struggle. Our therapy is customized to your needs and provides the support and skills needed to improve the quality of your life.
In the past few years there has been increased attention to concussions in organized sports. Fargo is home of the NDSU Bison Football team, which has also received lots of attention over the past few years due to their four back to back national championships.
We at Progressive Therapy Associates take great pride and find it rewarding to work with student athletes on their road to recovery after a concussion or other type of TBI. Athletes and families across the country are interested in finding ways to reduce the risk of brain injury in sports.
In the US alone, we have:
1,700 Pro Football Players
66,000 College Football Players
1.1 Million High School Football Players
250,000 Pop Warner Football Players
It is true that, contact sports like Football, Hockey and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) offer higher risk of a concussion; however, it is a misconception to think that only contact sports are responsible for concussions. Many other activities that are not always in the media offer similar risks, such as:
Symptoms of a concussion may not start right away and can start days or even weeks after the injury. It is important to recognize the symptoms so that you can seek help right away. Regaining your quality of life may require therapy.
Ringing in your ears
Not feeling like yourself for days or even weeks after a concussion
More Serious Concussion Symptoms
Vision (blurred or sensitive to light)
We encourage you to seek medical help if you or someone in your care is experiencing any of the concussion symptoms. Many people are able to make a full recovery after one concussion, but it won't happen overnight. Contact Progressive Therapy Associates for a free consultation to establish a plan toward your recovery and take control over your life.