Concussions in Girls and Boys involved with Sports
There has been a lot of talk recently about girls and boys, and young people involved with sports, having head injuries and concussions. Injuries involving head and concussion type injuries in young people can lead to long term issues in loss of memory, motor control and vestibular dysfunction, general movement disfunction and balance and proprioceptive deficits. Arroyo Physical Therapy works with young people who have or have had head injuries and concussions due to their sport, resulting in vestibular dysfunction, balance and motor deficits. Reporting these types of disorders and accidents are becoming more common - or maybe just more recognized due to professional athletes and their coaches and trainers finally starting to acknowledge its prevelence - and can be treated successfully if treated early.
If you, or someone you know, is involved with an impact sport, such as but not limited to: boxing, soccer, football, platform or springboard diving (due to the impact of hitting the water - head first), etc., remember, vestibular issues related to concussion can be treated successfully.