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The “2-Point Rule” for Concussion Symptoms

The “2-Point Rule” for Concussion Symptoms

If you’re recovering from a concussion injury, a vital part of your recovery is learning how to gradually increase your activity level without aggravating your symptoms too much and slowing down your recovery.

When it comes to increasing your activity level, you can use the 2-Point Rule for monitoring your various symptoms during whatever activity you’re working on improving.

For example, if you’re an athlete trying to improve your running tolerance, and your primary concussion symptom when you run is increased headaches, you can apply this 2-Point Rule like this: if you rate your baseline headache at 3/10, as you run, if your headache increases to 5/10, that’s when you want to stop and rest.

Physical Therapy for Balance and Gait Disorders in Older Adults

Physical Therapy for Balance and Gait Disorders in Older Adults

As we age, maintaining balance and a steady gait can become increasingly challenging. This can lead to a fear of falling, reduced mobility, and a decline in overall independence
The dietary and nutrition guideline outlined in this video are designed to help you reduce inflammation and improve brain function and healing.

There are 7 specific recommendations you can follow:

Concussion Treatment – Diet and Nutrition Guidelines (7 Tips)

Concussion Treatment – Diet and Nutrition Guidelines (7 Tips)

If you’ve recently experienced a concussion, and you’re trying to do everything possible to speed up your recovery, you’ll definitely want to implement the tips in this video!

The dietary and nutrition guideline outlined in this video are designed to help you reduce inflammation and improve brain function and healing.

There are 7 specific recommendations you can follow:

Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion

Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion

If you’ve recently had an injury (like a sports injury, a fall, or a car accident), and you think you’ve had a concussion as well, this video will help you recognize the most common signs and symptoms of a concussion.

In the clinic, we use the “Clinical Profiles Screen for Concussion” to check for various symptoms (and also to check the patient’s progress throughout treatment).

The 5 main categories for concussion symptoms are as follows:
– Anxiety/mood
– Cognitive/fatigue
– Migraine (headaches)
– Ocular
– Vestibular

Concussion Treatment – 5 Areas to Focus On

Concussion Treatment – 5 Areas to Focus On

If you’ve had a concussion and you’re now ready for treatment, there are 5 areas you want to focus on with your physical therapy team.

This includes: exercise therapy, manual therapy, visual/vestibular therapy, education and reassurance, and diet and nutrition. Learn more in this post!

Pain Management for People with Hypermobility

Pain Management for People with Hypermobility

For many of us, our joints seem to bend and twist in ways nature never intended. While party tricks like touching our elbows to knees or contorting into pretzel shapes might impress onlookers, living with hypermobility is far from a circus act

How to Prevent BPPV from Recurring (Vertigo)

How to Prevent BPPV from Recurring (Vertigo)

If you’ve had BPPV before, you’ll want to do everything you can to keep it from coming back!

BPPV, also known as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, occurs when little crystals called “otoconia” float into the inner ear canals from an adjacent inner ear organ.

The result can be very uncomfortable and sudden vertigo.

For some people, effectively treating the BPPV once with the Epley Maneuver and/or the Gufoni Maneuver will be enough to keep the vertigo from coming back.

But for others, the vertigo can recur, sometimes frequently.

In this video, I’ll answer some common questions I get from viewers about how to prevent BPPV from recurring, and I’ll also share 3 tips to help minimize the vertigo from coming back in the first 24-48 hours.

World Cancer Day – Prioritizing Prevention and Treatment for a Healthier Future

World Cancer Day – Prioritizing Prevention and Treatment for a Healthier Future

Every year, on February 4th, the world unites to observe World Cancer Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about cancer, encouraging its prevention, detection, and treatment, and urging governments and individuals alike to take action. It serves as a crucial reminder of the global impact of cancer and the significance of ongoing efforts to combat this prevalent disease. As we commemorate this day, it’s vital to reflect on the importance of proactive measures for prevention, as well as the advancements in cancer treatment that offer hope and improved outcomes for those affected.