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Concussion

Concussion

St Francis Rehab and Sports Medicine / Capable Kids Concussion Program

A concussion is an injury that occurs from a blow to the head, face, or neck. The force is transferred to the brain and may temporarily alter an athlete or individual’s mental or physical abilities. Some athletes or individuals may lose consciousness with the event of a concussion, but many do not. Symptoms may appear immediately, or may not be noticed until days after.

 

Our Goal

Increasing awareness of concussion injury as well as the management of symptoms post-concussion is pertinent in order to best serve our community, schools and surrounding areas. Our goal at St. Francis Rehab is to provide comprehensive care for individuals suffering from symptoms of post-concussion and cater to the individual’s physical, emotional, and cognitive needs.

Our program and staff will provide an integrative team approach. This team may include referring providers and physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists and athletic trainers. Physical therapists may aide in helping with symptoms such as headache, decreased balance, and decreased activity tolerance. Cognitive deficits may include difficulties with memory or concentration, which can be addressed through help of a Speech Pathologist. Occupational therapists can intervene with symptoms involving changes with vision. These professionals strive to accurately assess and guide the individual in the appropriate course of care.

We have the ability to serve a variety of ages and also offer ImPACT pre and post testing. Appointments can be made at any of our locations including Chaska, Savage or Shakopee.
By utilizing a comprehensive health care team, we are able to provide care in the hopes of regaining a safe return to function, activity, sport and daily life.

 

Contact Us

For further information regarding our concussion program or other therapy services we offer please contact one of the following numbers:
Chaska Office: 952-428-1250
Shakopee Office: 952-428-2001
Savage Office: 952-428-1550

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