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Complete Concussion/TBI Managament

Each concussion case is unique to the individual.

Concussion and mTBI Rehabilitation: Our rehabilitation approach for concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs) is grounded in a comprehensive understanding of the affected functions, including cognition, vision, emotions, balance, sensory processing, and motor control. We employ specialized therapies aimed at restoring these critical areas to their normal state, focusing on a holistic recovery path. Tailored to each individual's needs, our strategies are designed to address the unique challenges posed by concussions and mTBIs, ensuring a focused and effective treatment plan.

Our Approach

Our approach goes beyond the usual by examining neurological, structural, and metabolic aspects, often uncovering issues overlooked by others, crucial for your recovery.

Your rehabilitation begins with an in-depth Neuro-Exam, which considers your personal history and evaluates the seven key systems vital for brain health:

Autonomic, Oculomotor, Affect, Cognitive, Somatic, Proprioceptive, and Vestibular.

 

This two-hour exam pinpoints areas affected by injury or trauma in your brain. Choose to extend your visit with a Discovery Day, which includes a personalized therapy session with your doctor, and like many who value brain health, you might find yourself enrolling in our comprehensive intensive program.

A brain picture used in a neurological examination, displaying the detailed structure and features of the brain. This image serves as a diagnostic tool to assess brain health and neurological function during medical evaluations.

Neuro-Exam

A 2-hour exam to diagnose and identify the contributing factors of your condition.

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Discovery Day

A report of findings and a one-on-one therapy session with your doctor.

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Intensive Program

A 5-day Personalized Neuro-Recovery Program entirely customized to your needs.

Intensive Program Example Schedule

Your Intensive Program is entirely customized to your needs; each person's experience will vary slightly, but on average daily schedules will consist of two to three therapy sessions taking place between 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and an average of up to 15 hours of therapy throughout the week.

Day 1

The week begins with a Neuro-Exam: diagnostic tests, report of findings, and upon reviewing your results, your personalized neuro-recovery program is created.

Now it’s time for your initial therapy session to improve your condition and leave you with a sense of progress and accomplishment.

TIME

Up to three one-hour sessions

Day 2 

Day 3

You'll arrive in the morning and begin your first of three one-hour therapy sessions.

Throughout the day, you'll be working one on one with your doctors to execute your personalized therapy program based on your day-one diagnostics and report of findings.

 

 

TIME

Up to three one-hour sessions

Midweek is similar to day 2 but with the added excitement of repeating your diagnostics to highlight what has improved and adjust your program accordingly.

Therapy is continued, and the day ends with a calming recovery session.

 

TIME

Up to three one-hour sessions

Day 4

With your program having been refined mid-week, you'll come into day four with a refreshed therapy experience and spend the day working with your Doctor toward your recovery.

TIME

Up to three one-hour sessions

Day 5

Last but not least, on your final day, we'll rerun your diagnostic assessments from day one, as needed to map out your progress.


Then on to your final therapy session before diving into your at-home program development and training.

TIME

Up to two one-hour sessions

Post-Intensive Program

Your therapy won’t stop when you go home. After your 5-day intensive Program, you’ll have two months of at-home support and an app to help you track ongoing improvement and symptoms and function.

  • Optional Lab Tests with a review of results via phone call

  • Home Nutrition Program

  • Nutritional Supplementation

  • Bi-Monthly email Check-ins

  • Phone call check-in once every three weeks (3 total)

  • Regular review of Brain EQ progress score

Ongoing Care

After your Intensive Program and two months of at-home support, you may still want to continue getting ‘tune-up’ therapy. Once your recovery plan has been completed, you can talk with your doctor about your options and your condition for additional visits and therapy.

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Different Symptoms of Concussion

 

AUTONOMIC

  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting/passing out, chest pain, heart palpitations/heart racing, headaches, brain fog, anxiety, depression, fatigue, sleep disorders, stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, muscle/joint pain, unstable joints in the body, and discoloration of hands and feet.

OCULOMOTOR/VISUAL

  • Blurry vision, brain fog, dizziness, double vision, light sensitivity, nausea, poor spatial awareness, and sensitivity to motion.

AFFECT

  • Anxiety, confusion, depression, easily stressed, irritability, more emotional, nervousness, restlessness, sadness.

COGNITIVE

  • Confusion, difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness, memory loss, mental fog, repeat questions, slow processing.

HEADACHE

  • Moderate to severe headache or migraine that was new or significantly worse compared with baseline and correlated with nausea and photophobia or phonophobia.

CERVICAL/ SOMATIC

  • Balance problems, changes in smell, metallic taste, neck pain, numbness/tingling, poor body awareness.

VESTIBULAR

  • Brain fog, dizziness, dazedness, slowness, headaches, nausea, poor balance, poor coordination, ringing in the ears, sound sensitivity, vertigo, feeling overwhelmed in crowds, and anxiety in the car.

 

COMBINED

  • Individual areas of the brain communicate with one another. Therefore, dysfunction in one place can disrupt a distant brain region, causing various symptoms that may seem unrelated and vary from person to person. 


Concussion/TBI Management

Due to Dr. Burkhardt's limited schedule and growing demand, please inquire below about concussion/TBI management

Thank you for your inquiry regarding concussion managament. We will get back to you as soon as possible!

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