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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:

Occupational Therapy

Coordination and dexterity exercises, visual/perceptual  retraining/modification, and difficulties with  self-care and other daily routines.

Physical Therapy

Mobility exercise, core exercises, vestibular/balance exercises, Balance Master training, help for dizziness and headaches, as well as musculoskeletal pain management.

Speech Therapy

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.