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CONCUSSION

OVERVIEW

Concussions and post-concussion syndrome (PCS) can be debilitating disorders, and symptoms can significantly impact a person’s function. Our physical therapists work toward creating a comprehensive treatment program that addresses the cause of symptoms, reduces symptoms and educates patients on how to manage these symptoms to return to their desired activities.

Every patient receiving physical therapy from USC’s Concussion program receives a thorough assessment that helps us develop a personalized treatment plan. Our physical therapists conduct a detailed evaluation of your medical history and condition in order to use the most efficient and effective evidence-based physical therapy to improve your outcome.

CONDITIONS TREATED

The concussion program offers a broad array of physical therapy services to treat a number of conditions associated with post-concussion including:

  • Acute concussion management
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Treatments include:
  • Coordination training
  • Dual task, multi-task training
  • Oculomotor training
  • Return to sport following concussion (acute or chronic)
  • Upper cervical mobility, stability
  • Vestibular training
Physical Therapists

The concussion program’s physical therapy team consists of board-certified neurologic, orthopedic and sports clinical specialists who treat a wide variety of disorders associated with concussion.

Nora Darakjian, PT, DPT

Aimee Diaz, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC

Lori Ginoza, PT, DPT, NCS

Marisa Hentis, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Andrew Saldivar, PT, DPT, SCS

Erica Sigman, PT, DPT, OCS

Jonathan Sum, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS

 

Location and Hours

Physical therapy for concussion is offered at the following locations:

USC Physical Therapy at the Health Sciences Campus

USC Physical Therapy at the University Park Campus