Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Sports Concussion Rehab Program
The Sports Concussion Rehab Program at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital will assist you and your family to recover from concussion. You will work with a team of therapists to gain knowledge, strength, and endurance to return to sport. Evaluations by an Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, and Speech Therapist occur separately. The team will work with you, your family, your employer and/or school to help in the recovery process.
The Sports Concussion Rehab Team’s areas of focus may include:
Coordination and dexterity exercises, visual/perceptual retraining/modification, and difficulties with self-care and other daily routines.
Mobility exercise, core exercises, vestibular/balance exercises, Balance Master training, help for dizziness and headaches, as well as musculoskeletal pain management.
Cognitive communication therapy which includes the following: attention, memory, reasoning, problem solving, executive functioning, word retrieval, pragmatics, and safety awareness. Speech Therapists also diagnose and treat swallowing problems.
The Sports Concussion Rehab Program offers you:
Prompt effective care and a customized treatment plan to accelerate return to play and academics
High-quality care provided by a team of Rehab professionals
A comprehensive interdisciplinary approach toward your recovery
Regular communication with your referring provider
Prompt referral to local specialist as needed
Thorough education for patients and families to better understand and manage symptoms of concussion
You can contact the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Sports Concussion Rehab Program by calling (603) 740-2101.
The effects of a concussion can be subtle and may only be detected by someone experienced in recognizing the signs and symptoms of concussion.