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From a family practitioner to the most sophisticated neurologists, JFK Medical Center's staff includes some of the most highly respected physicians in the northeast. For a referral to a JFK physician, click here.
Concussion Treatment Program
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. Doctors may describe a concussion as a 'mild' brain injury because concussions are usually not life-threatening. Even, so, their effects can be serious.
Concussion Signs and Symptoms
Most people with a concussion recover quickly and fully. But for some people, symptoms can last for days, weeks or longer. In general, recovery may be slower among older adults, young children and teens. Those who have had a concussion in the past are also at risk of having another one and may find that it takes longer to recover if they have another concussion.
Johnson Rehabilitation Institute's Concussion/Head Injury Program works closely with your primary care physician and assists in making decisions regarding your ability to return to work or participate in sports activities following your concussion. You will be examined by a physician trained in rehabilitation medicine who specializes in brain injury medicine and treatment options may include:
- Physical Therapy
- Comprehensive Neuropsychological evaluation
- Cognitive Rehabilitation
JRI also offers physicians on staff for the diagnosis and treatment of Concussion:
- Dr. Greiss – Adults
- Dr. Velicheti - Pediatrics
For successful rehabilitation and treatment of the common consequences of concussion, click on the link below to learn more about available services and/or team members that provide them:
- Cognitive – Center for Head Injuries
- Dr. Miller, Director of the JFK Headache Center
- Sleep – Sleep Center
- Tinnitus – JRI Department of Speech & Audiology
- Vestibular – Balance/Dizziness – Dr. Kramer
- Vision – Dr. Rosenberg
For More Information
For additional information about our inpatient services please call (732) 321-7733, for outpatient adult and pediatric rehabilitation programs, call (732) 321-7790.