Treating concussions, dizziness, headaches, jaw pain and other disorders of the head is typically not a big part of a physical therapist’s education. It is a specialization requiring much further study, training and practice following graduation. Activcore physical therapists go beyond the head and look at your whole body. Equipped with the Redcord suspension system, they are specially trained to optimize how your mind and muscles work.
There is an inherent risk of injury associated with participation in contact sports, such as football, rugby, boxing, mixed martial arts, karate, hockey, lacrosse, and soccer. You can also sustain a concussion from a car accident or a fall. A concussion is a form of brain injury that temporarily disrupts how your brain works. It is sustained by a hit, bump or blow to the head or elsewhere on the body. It can also occur from forceful neck motion (whiplash). LEARN MORE
Many physical events (injury, dental work, poor posture, bruxism, etc.) can disrupt how your TMJ works. Although the muscles surrounding it are very strong, the repetitive abnormal stress on the joint can lead to pain and damage. With TMJ disorders, it is common to experience severe jaw pain and clicking, headaches, ringing in the ears, dizziness, limited function with eating and talking, and disruption of sleep and daily activities. A qualified physical therapist can help decrease your symptoms and get you back to enjoying life again. LEARN MORE
Your vestibular system is a postural control system located in your inner ear. This system works with our vision to allow us to sense where our head and body are in relation to our environment. It also allows us to stabilize our gaze and keep images clear when we are moving our head or walking. When someone is having problems with their vestibular system, they may experience symptoms such as vertigo, dizziness, loss of balance, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and nausea and/or vomiting. LEARN MORE
A neurological physical therapist treats people with movement problems due to injury or disease involving the brain and nervous system. Common neurological conditions that we see at Activcore include: stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease, and other neurological conditions. LEARN MORE