Concussion & Balance Treatment Center
Alexis Selby (author)
Location(s): Concussion & Balance Treatment Center
Often overlooked, a concussion is the most common type of traumatic brain injury suffered in sports, and, due to its varying symptoms, is often left undiagnosed and untreated. More and more, we are hearing tragic stories about athletes who have played through concussions only to suffer severe neurological problems later in their lives, and although concussion awareness has dramatically increased over the past few years, still, many neglect to seek help to rehabilitate the most important organ in their body – their brain!
But, there is hope, and the doctors at the Concussion & Balance Treatment Center aim to shed light on this devastating brain injury and bring awareness to athletes and individuals everywhere. Using the GyroStim, a fully automated, computer-controlled multi-axis rotating chair, the doctors at the Concussion & Balance Treatment Center are revolutionizing the way concussions are treated. By stimulating the vestibular system, the GyroStim is uniquely designed to assist the doctors by providing precise, powerful and controlled motion profiles for individuals ranging from small children to senior citizens.
Featuring the only GyroStim in the state of Florida, and one of few in the entire country, the Concussion & Balance Treatment Center is leading the way in the advancement of technology and research and is able to help people like never before.
The symptoms of a concussion can last for weeks, months, or even years, and as research progresses, we are only beginning to fully comprehend the exorbitant long-term effects that concussions can cause. If left untreated, concussions can have a cumulative effect, meaning that the severity of the concussion, along with the symptoms associated with that concussion will worsen with each subsequent incident, due to unresolved injury to the brain and the accumulation of brain damage. As a result, those who have had one or more concussions, who have not properly healed their brain, are far more susceptible to getting another.
The prevalence of concussions is drastically underestimated, especially when it comes to youth sports. Childhood is a critical time for brain development, and it is becoming apparent that numerous cognitive deficits noticed later on may be linked to concussions sustained earlier in life. The doctors at the Concussion & Balance Treatment Center stress the importance of forming a baseline of neurological testing before your child plays sports. This allows the doctors to track your child’s brain and accurately diagnose if and when your child has experienced a concussion, helping them to better treat your child in the healing process.
According to the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities, over one million children each year suffer from a concussion, of which, more than 30,000 go on to incur long-term disabilities as a result. I cannot emphasize enough how crucial it is to get your child tested before they play a contact sport, or any sport, for that matter, and to follow-up with regular check-ups throughout the year. The same holds true for any athlete or individual at any age. No one should have to suffer through the long-term effects of a concussion, and it is never too late to seek help. With the guidance and assistance of the caring professionals at the Concussion & Balance Treatment Center, the road to rehabilitation is just a phone call away.
The Concussion & Balance Treatment Center is located at 7827 Gunn Hwy, Suite 110, in Tampa. Hours are Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information or to set up a consultation please call (813) 792-9111, email email@example.com, or visit their website at ConcussionBalanceTreatment.com.