Rehab for concussion an important aspect of recovery
The science of concussion is evolving as researchers, doctors and therapists come to greater understanding about concussion recovery stages and the process of returning to work, school and play.
At Bryn Mawr Rehab with outpatient locations just outside of Philadelphia, we apply the latest practices and knowledge when it comes to rehab for concussion. Whereas many rehab facilities perform just one test, our concussion treatment approach includes concussion baseline testing and a comprehensive evaluation based on multiple specialized concussion tests.
Bryn Mawr Rehab provides a full range of concussion treatments, post-concussion therapy, and services for people who have suffered this type of brain injury. We treat more than 1,000 concussion patients every year at our Bryn Mawr Rehab Neuro Centers in Malvern and Concordville, and provide concussion rehabilitation outpatient therapy at our King of Prussia and Wynnewood locations.
Concussion patients come to us with varying degrees of impairment based on the severity of their injury and achieve positive outcomes due to the creative and multidisciplinary approach we bring to every patient’s care.
Concussion rehabilitation provided by Philadelphia concussion specialists
As one of the first acute rehabilitation hospitals in the country to provide treatment for brain injury, Bryn Mawr Rehab has been recognized as a leader in the field of rehab for concussion treatment, including sports concussion treatment and recovery, for more than 17 years. Our team of concussion specialists include:
- Nurse practitioners
- Cognitive and speech therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Physical therapists
Our program is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Our physicians treat patients 13 years and older and our therapists work with patients eight years and older.
Many clients have goals of returning to meaningful, productive and healthy lives. Each client sets goals to achieve in the program. 80 percent of our clients met the goal of returning to productive activity by discharge.
Adult post-concussion support group
This group is open to concussion therapy patients in the Neurological Rehabilitation Program. The group concentrates on enhancing concussion recovery through psychoeducation, symptom management and coping strategies. A clinical psychologist guides every meeting.
The post-concussion support group meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 12:00–1:00 pm in the Administration Building at Bryn Mawr Rehab in Malvern, First Floor, Conference Rooms 1-4. For information and to confirm meeting dates, call 484.596.5430 or email [email protected].
Family involvement in the concussion recovery process
During the recovery process, a patient’s family members are actively engaged as important members of the team. Often they are charged with making decisions on behalf of the patient. We will also ask family to take note of concussion symptoms observed at visits with the patient. This further helps us to monitor patient progress and recovery.