Concussion Treatment

Concussion Treatment

What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI)  that is caused by a blow to the head or body, a fall, or another injury that jars or shakes the brain inside the skull. Even though fluid protects the brain, if your head or your body is hit hard, your brain can crash into your skull and an injury can result. Sometimes signs of a concussion are obvious with loss of consciousness, dizziness and confusion, and sometimes the symptoms can appear later. Symptoms include and can last hours, days, weeks, months or years.

Common symptoms include problems with thinking, remembering, and concentration,  slowed processing and difficulties learning, sensory sensitivity, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, sleep difficulties, balance difficulties, visual problems, headaches, anxiety, depression, increased emotionality, and anger. Everyone’s injury and their brain’s response to the injury are unique and therefore recovery is also unique.

Concussions are on the rise.

*3,800,000 sports-related concussions were reported in 2012

*33% of all sports concussions happen at practice

*90% of most diagnosed concussions do not involve a loss of consciousness

*In 2013, falls were the leading cause of TBI

How can Neurofeedback help?

When an individual has a concussion, their brain waves often get stuck in a repetitive pattern and their thinking and processing is impaired. Through Neurofeedback training, one can learn to produce healthy brain waves again. Every brain regardless of function or dysfunction, is capable of learning to self-regulate and achieve healthy functioning.

How can Biofeedback help?

For those with a concussion, they can be experiencing a variety of physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms. Through the use of Biofeedback, one can learn to control their autonomic functions to improve their physical and mental state.

How can an Evaluation help?

Learning and processing can be very compromised for a student with a concussion. An evaluation can pinpoint exactly where the issues are and we can make recommendations for accommodations, treatments and possible direct support at school.

Why Dr. Roseann for Concussions?

Dr. Roseann is a Psychologist who works with children, adults and families from all over the US supporting them with research based and holistic therapies that are bridged with neuroscience.

Dr. Roseann is a Board Certified Neurofeedback (BCN) Practitioner and is a Board Member of the Northeast Region Biofeedback Society (NRBS) and Epidemic Answers. She is also a member of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) and The Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB).

We are here to help

Dr. Roseann Cappana-Hodge uses neurofeedback, biofeedback & other non-invasive treatments to create customized,  drugless solutions to support improved health naturally. Schedule a consultation to meet with us and start on your road to health.

*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment vary by patient and condition. Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge & Associates does not guarantee certain results.