Concussion

Managed exercise, physical therapy can improve concussion symptoms 

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in Athletics, Concussion, Exercise | 0 comments

Managed exercise, physical therapy can improve concussion symptoms 

With high school sports starting up soon, and NFL training camp in full swing, concussions are certain to ramp up within the mainstream consciousness. And while talk will often point to conventional wisdom which states that “time and rest” are the best and only options for recovery from concussion, Madras physical therapist Brock Monger says that studies now suggest managed exercise and movement can hasten recovery.  “It wasn’t that long ago when concussion sufferers were told not to move – to rest, with no exercise, until symptoms improved,” said Monger, co-owner of Apex Physical Therapy in...

Read More

Parents: Be aware of the signs of sports injuries

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 in Athlete Injury, Concussion, Injury Prevention | 0 comments

Parents: Be aware of the signs of sports injuries

As student-athletes head back to the practice fields late this summer, injuries are going to happen. Despite concerted efforts to reduce and prevent sports injuries, Madras physical therapist Brock Monger, DPT pointed out that it’s impossible to eliminate them from sports. So in order to ensure injuries are diagnosed and treated quickly, before they worsen, Monger said it’s paramount parents and guardians are able to quickly identify the signs of possible injury – ailments that aren’t always obvious during practice or competition, but which may manifest later on at home. “Whether it’s...

Read More

Brains before Brawn: Be Aware of Concussion Symptoms this Sports Season

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in Athlete Injury, Concussion, Injury Prevention, Physical Therapy | 0 comments

Buckle your chin straps. America’s favorite sports pastime is underway, and at its highest level more than 205 million fans are expected to tune in to watch the world’s hardest-hitting athletes square off week in and week out. And once again, despite who overachieves or under-delivers, you can be assured that player concussions will dominate headlines at key points throughout the 2014 season. After all, in the NFL during the 2013 season, teams reported a total 152 concussions on their injury reports. While that number may seem staggering, it’s a drop in the bucket when compared with the 1.6...

Read More