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Concussion is a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

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:

Soccer

ATV off-roading

Horseback riding

Automobile accidents

Baseball

Roller derby

Waterskiing

And more

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.

Concussion Symptoms
Headache

Neck pain

Nausea

Ringing in your ears

Dizziness

Tiredness

Feeling dazed

Not feeling like yourself for days or even weeks after a concussion

More Serious Concussion Symptoms
Seizures

Trouble walking

Trouble sleeping

Weakness

Numbness

Decreased coordination

Repeated vomiting

Nausea

Confusion

Slurred speech

Depression

Vision (blurred or sensitive to light)

Auditory overload

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.

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Concussion is a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Qualified therapists

Our dedicated team of speech-language pathologists are specially trained in speech therapy as it relates to cognitive-communication issues (how you listen, process, focus, remember, and communicate). We are also nationally certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, are nationally recognized by the Brain Injury Association of America and are Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS). We are licensed to practice in both North Dakota and Minnesota. We believe every patient deserves the best treatment and support we can offer in every single contact and interaction with us.
 

Individual approach

We recognize that no two people have the same needs and that everyone has different learning styles. That’s why we like to call our approach “the Progressive way,” which means we will happily customize treatment plans to meet the unique needs of the individual and their family. We also believe in “the right fit” between patient and therapist, so will make every effort to match you with a clinician who connects with you, understands you, and utilizes a therapy style that is comfortable for you.

We are here to help

Depending on the goals you wish to accomplish and the learning pace that is most comfortable for you, we will arm you with the evidence-based strategies, proven skills and ample support you need to feel more organized, prepared and effective. Therapy strategies may range from recommendations for specific tools (such as timers or planners), one-on-one brainstorming and problem-solving to address concerns, therapeutic activities as well as computer trials or worksheets to help strengthen cognitive and executive functions like attention, memory, and planning.
 

Coaching with compassion

We know that working on cognitive-communication issues is hard work and that it can be easy to feel defeated or overwhelmed by the challenges of building a more efficient brain. However, you will not be in this alone. We are not just speech-language pathologists; we are fellow human beings who care about you, your journey, and your success. We don’t want an appointment to feel like you’ve been sent to the principal’s office. Instead, you’ll find a comfortable space where you’ll feel listened to and understood. And because humor makes everything more bearable, be prepared to laugh and joke a bit too!