Post Concussion Rehabilitation

At MaineHealth, our doctors, specialists and rehabilitation therapists make up the team that evaluates and treats patients with a concussion or head injury. We focus on providing complete care to patients of all ages who have had a mild traumatic brain injury.

What is post-concussion care?

Post-concussion care helps people regain function and return to a normal life.

After a concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury, people often have post-concussion syndrome. People do not need to lose consciousness (pass out) to have post-concussion syndrome.

Symptoms include memory loss, headaches, dizziness, irritability, nausea, and vision problems. Symptoms can last for weeks or several months.

Post-concussion care helps to relieve symptoms

Your doctor or neurologist may refer you to a rehabilitation program for therapy. Therapy may include occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy.

Find a rehabilitation center or rehabilitation gym near you.

Patients can get help with the following symptoms:

  • Vision disorders/impairments

  • Dizziness

  • Fatigue

  • Weakness

  • Balance

  • Memory problems

  • Difficulty with concentration

  • Decreased function with daily tasks

  • Speech

  • Sensitivity to light and noise

  • Social aspects of concussion

  • Agitation/changes in emotion