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Complete Concussion/mTBI Management

Every concussion is unique and varies from person to person.​

Our approach to rehabilitating concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs) is rooted in a deep understanding of the affected functions such as cognition, vision, emotions, balance, sensory processing, and motor control. We utilize specialized therapies tailored to restore these critical areas, focusing on a holistic path to recovery. Each treatment plan is customized to meet the individual needs of our patients, addressing the unique challenges presented by concussions and mTBIs to ensure effective and focused recovery.

Our Approach

Our method thoroughly assesses concussions by examining key neurological, structural, and metabolic factors across seven crucial brain systems, ensuring a comprehensive and effective recovery.

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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.

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Understanding Concussion Symptoms

Concussions can affect various systems in your body, each showing different symptoms. Below is a breakdown of symptoms based on the affected areas:

  • Autonomic Symptoms:

    • Physical: Dizziness, fainting, chest pain, heart palpitations, headaches, stomach pain, muscle/joint pain, unstable joints, discoloration of hands and feet.

    • Mental: Brain fog, anxiety, depression.

    • Others: Fatigue, sleep disorders, gastrointestinal issues like diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting.

  • Oculomotor/Visual Symptoms:

    • Blurry vision, double vision, light sensitivity, poor spatial awareness.

    • Common feelings: Brain fog, dizziness, nausea, sensitivity to motion.

  • Affective Symptoms:

    • Emotional: Anxiety, depression, irritability, increased emotionality, nervousness, restlessness, sadness.

    • Cognitive: Confusion, easily stressed.

  • Cognitive Symptoms:

    • Confusion, difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness.

    • Mental processing: Memory loss, mental fog, repeating questions, slow processing.

  • Headache Symptoms:

    • New or significantly worsened moderate to severe headaches or migraines.

    • Associated symptoms: Nausea, sensitivity to light (photophobia), or sound (phonophobia).

  • Cervical/Somatic Symptoms:

    • Balance problems, neck pain, numbness/tingling, poor body awareness.

    • Sensory changes: Changes in smell, and metallic taste.

  • Vestibular Symptoms:

    • Mental: Brain fog, dazedness, slowness.

    • Physical: Headaches, nausea, poor balance, poor coordination, vertigo.

    • Sensory: Ringing in the ears, sound sensitivity.

    • Environmental: Feeling overwhelmed in crowds, anxiety in the car.

  • Combined Symptoms:

    • The interconnected nature of brain regions means a dysfunction in one area can affect others, causing a variety of symptoms that may appear unrelated and can vary widely among individuals.


Intensive Program Example Schedule

Our Concussion Intensive Rehab Program is fully tailored to meet your unique needs. While each participant's experience may slightly differ, the typical daily schedule includes two to three one-hour therapy sessions between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, totaling up to 15 hours of therapy per week.

Week Overview:
  • Day 1: Start with a comprehensive Neuro-Exam to diagnose your condition. Based on these results, we create a personalized neuro-recovery plan tailored just for you. Your first therapy session aims to kickstart your recovery, leaving you with a sense of progress and accomplishment.

  • Day 2: Your day begins with the first of three one-hour sessions. You will work closely with your doctor to implement your personalized therapy plan, established from your initial diagnostics.

  • Day 3: Similar to Day 2, with the exciting addition of repeating your diagnostics to track improvements and refine your recovery plan. The day concludes with a calming recovery session.

  • Day 4: With adjustments made mid-week, you return with a refreshed approach to therapy, focusing on continued progress toward your recovery.

  • Day 5: On your final day, we revisit your initial diagnostics to evaluate your progress. Following your last therapy session, we focus on developing and training you for your at-home program.

Each day is structured to maximize recovery, ensuring personalized attention and adjustment of your therapy program as needed.

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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

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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.

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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