Concussion Rehab Program
To request an appointment for concussion rehabilitation please call 914.458.8700 or request an appointment online.
Our Concussion Rehabilitation Program at Chappaqua Crossing takes a multidisciplinary approach to effectively treat adolescents and adults who have sustained concussions. We help patients reach their individual goals safely, whether it's to return to normal, daily function, return to school or work, or return to sports.
Meet your physical therapist: Lisa Henselder, DPT, describes concussion treatment at NWH at Chappaqua Crossing.
Your Multidisciplinary Team
Our experienced team of Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Therapists treat patients at all stages of concussion: from immediately after injury through to baseline function.
Based on a comprehensive evaluation, we create individualized concussion treatment plans. Your team of concussion rehabilitation specialists will collaborate with your other medical professionals, such as your primary care physician and neurologist.
Our Physical Therapists prescribe a comprehensive program that may entail oculomotor exercises, habituation exercises, balance exercises, and prepare you to return to life, work and sport.
You may benefit from concussion rehabilitation with a Physical Therapist if you are experiencing any of the following post concussion:
- Light or sound sensitivity
- Car sickness
- Head, neck, or back pain
- Inability to return to work, school, sports
Our Speech Therapists work with patients on cognitive-communication impairments.
You may benefit concussion rehabilitation with a Speech Therapist if you are experiencing any of the following post concussion:
- Attention and concentration problems
- Problems processing and understanding information
- Language and communication problems
- Problems learning and remembering new information
- Planning and organization problems
- Problems with reasoning, problem-solving and judgment
- Inappropriate, embarrassing or impulsive behavior
- Inability to return to work or school
Our Occupational Therapists address cognitive deficits related to visual-spatial tasks and activities of daily living.
You may benefit from concussion rehabilitation with an Occupational Therapist if you are experiencing any of the following post concussion:
- Decreased confidence in your daily life
- Difficulty returning to daily activities including work, school or leisure activities
- Decreased awareness of your environment
- Trouble with fine or gross motor coordination
- Difficulty sleeping
The NWH Concussion Program will help you return to academic and work life, as well as athletics, as soon as possible.
Return to Sports
The NWH Concussion Rehabilitation Program helps reduce post concussion symptoms. We help both the casual and competitive athlete return to play safely.
- We give our athlete patients a post concussion exercise program that helps them return to all other activities of daily living
- We customizes a training program and concussion therapy that is sport-specific
Center for Disease Control offers tools for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, athletes, and health care professionals that provide important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.
To request an appointment for concussion rehab please call 914.458.8700 or request an appointment online.