These are two special forms of physiotherapy offered at our clinics. These programs are overseen by Paul Godlewski, PT. Treatment is provided by Paul and other physiotherapy associates with specific training in these conditions.
CRT is a form of physiotherapy that uses a science-based treatment protocol to address the symptoms of a concussion and post-concussion syndrome.Read More
A concussion is a clinical condition which usually results in a temporary change in brain function. It may or may not lead to a loss of consciousness. Although the skull and the surrounding cerebrospinal fluid offer protection from trauma to the brain, it does not absorb all of the impact of a blow. A blow to the head or body can cause trauma to the nerve fibers and bruising of the brain substance itself.
Concussions occur from a variety of causes such as sports, motor vehicle accidents, accidents at home, and other traumatic injuries. Post-concussion syndrome is a condition that arises for some individuals in the months following a concussion. It should not be considered as just a long-lasting concussion, but as a different condition that needs different treatment approaches.
Our CRT program involves two phases. The first phase, designed for recent concussions, involves six components: education, symptom relief, desensitization therapies, balance training, neck rehab therapy, and a stepwise approach to return to activity.Read More
The second phase, designed for longer lasting concussions, also involves six components: sub-symptom cardio exercise, vision rehab therapy, vestibular rehab therapy, cognitive rehab therapy, activity reconditioning, and stepwise return to activity.
VRT is a type of physiotherapy that uses special maneuvers and customized exercises to improve vertigo, dizziness, and balance disorders.Read More
Our physiotherapy program for treatment of vestibular disorders involves six components: canalith repositioning, symptom relief, gaze stability and substitution exercises, balance & gait training, habituation exercises, and stepwise return to activity.
Vertigo and dizziness can be caused by conditions such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), labyrinthitis, vestibular neuronitis, acoustic neuroma, concussions, Ménière’s disease, disuse atrophy, and neuropathy.
Our six-part VRT treatment plan is designed to provide lasting alleviation of symptoms of vestibular disorders. Canalith repositioning entails hands-on maneuvers to treat BPPV.Read More
Symptom relief includes treatments such as acupuncture for headaches and nausea. Gaze stability and substitution exercises are for individuals with unilateral and bilateral vestibular loss. Balance and gait training is used to improve balance both sitting and standing still, and while moving. Habituation exercises are used to help overcome motion sickness and sensitivity. Finally, stepwise return to activity is the component that prepares you for a gradual return to work, leisure, and sports activities.
Before beginning a VRT or CRT program for a vestibular and balance Disorder or concussion and post-concussion syndrome, it is important to consult your doctor.
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