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Concussion Management & Whiplash

Luke Gordon, DPT

A quick message from Dr. Luke Gordon, Spokane Valley’s leading PT, about dealing with concussion management & whiplash: 

When it comes to something as serious as a concussion, it’s important that you find the best care possible for your condition. 

Concussion or whiplash symptoms can interfere with your daily life making it hard for you to function properly. All you want is to find some relief so you can get back to living life on your own terms. 

Since your concussion… 

➡️It’s been hard to keep up with your friends, family, and life 

➡️Staying active isn’t as easy as it used to be before your concussion

➡️You’re having to take time off from your favorite sport until you feel good again

➡️It’s difficult to stay focused at work or school because of dizziness and “brain fog” 

➡️You’re tired of dealing with low energy every day and are left wondering if there’s actually a solution out there for you or if you’re just going to learn how to deal with these symptoms for the rest of your life

What you need is a provider that knows how to help you with concussion management so you can get back to feeling good again. 

Luckily, that’s exactly what we can help you do. 

Here at Gordon Physical Therapy, we specialize in treating people, just like you, with their concussion and/or whiplash symptoms. 

Concussions are not a “one size fits all” condition. Each is unique to the individual who’s experiencing it and we treat it as such. 

We’re committed to helping you find the relief you need to get back to living life on your own terms — without limitations or restrictions. 

Concussion Symptoms 

What most people don’t know is that you can experience both physical and non-physical symptoms when dealing with a concussion. 

Physical Symptoms of a Concussion

  • Frequent headaches
  • Neck pain 
  • Dizziness 
  • Sensitivity to noise and light 
  • Balance issues 
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting 

Non-Physical Symptoms of a Concussion

  • Memory issues
  • Concentration difficulties 
  • Feeling slowed down/”brain fog” 
  • Anxiety/nervousness
  • Difficulty thinking clearly 
  • Fatigue 
  • Irritable 
  • Heightened emotions 
  • Depression/sadness 
  • Low energy levels
  • Increased/decreased sleeping 
  • Difficulty falling asleep 

As you can see from the symptoms above, a concussion can affect you in one or many different ways. Luckily, no matter what symptoms you may or may not be experiencing – Gordon Physical Therapy can help you find relief. 

Next Steps When Dealing With a Concussion 

If you believe you have a concussion or have already been diagnosed, you may be wondering what you should do next. Luckily, we’re here to help you out with some tips. 

Rest 

When suffering from a concussion, it is essential that you rest, rest, rest. Without rest, you run the risk of making your condition worse – which you definitely don’t want. To ensure that you’re taking the necessary steps to finally start feeling better again, prioritize resting. 

Eat & Stay Hydrated 

Alongside resting, it’s important that your body also gets the nutrients and energy needed to aid you in recovery. This means prioritizing a well-balanced meal and staying hydrated while avoiding processed foods and refined sugars. 

Following Necessary Protocols

Once diagnosed with a concussion, make sure that you listen to your healthcare provider and the instructions they give you when it comes to recovery. Following these protocols is the best way to ensure that you’re making the necessary progress needed to feel good again. 

If you’ve implemented all of this advice and still need help with you concussion and/or whiplash symptoms, call us today at (509) 892-5442 to get started! Or, fill out one of our online forms so someone from our team can reach out to you instead (just click on one of the green buttons below!).

What to Expect with Gordon Physical Therapy

Here at Gordon Physical Therapy, you’ll work with a physical therapist that can help you figure out the root cause of your pain problems surrounding your concussion and/or whiplash and who can then guide you through the process of recovery.

During your initial evaluation, we’ll talk about the symptoms that you feel are giving you trouble and what your goals are for physical therapy. Then, we’ll come up with a specific treatment plan that will help you make progress toward those goals. 

At Gordon PT, we follow the “3 Phases of Healing” when helping our clients experience lasting relief. In Phase 1, we focus on reducing the symptoms causing you trouble, primarily through “hands-on” treatment techniques. As your symptoms begin to improve, we then transition to Phase 2, where we start to incorporate specific exercises and movements, which will help address the symptoms. 

Finally, in Phase 3, we shift our focus to making sure you’re able to achieve a full return to activity. 

Your PT will be with you every step of the way to ensure that you’re making the necessary progress needed to finally feel like yourself again. 

Don’t waste any more time living in pain or discomfort. It’s time for us to help you win back your life. 

If you’re wondering if physical therapy is right for you, be sure to contact us today by calling or texting us at (509) 892-5442 to schedule an appointment or by requesting a FREE, 30-minute “Discovery Visit” TODAY! We look forward to hearing from you and helping you through recovery!

Sincerely,
Luke Gordon, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy & Owner of Gordon Physical Therapy 

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