The St. Peter's Health Physical Rehabilitation department is proud to offer multi-disciplinary treatments for concussions, including assessment and recovery programs. We actively participate in local initiatives, including Save the Brain Helena, dedicated to promoting brain health and safety across our community.

Concussion: How can Physical Rehabilitation help?

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that can cause lasting effects on the brain tissue and change the chemical balance of the brain. Concussions may cause physical, cognitive linguistic and behavioral issues, both for the short- and long-term. Every concussion is considered a serious injury.

Our therapists can assess your symptoms and determine if a concussion is present, then treat the injury by guiding you through a safe and individualized recovery program. We can evaluate and treat many concussion problems you’re experiencing. Because no concussion is the same, we will examine your neurological, cognitive, orthopedic and cardiovascular systems to ensure we provide the best program to help address all your symptoms.

Treatments may include:

  • Rest and recovery
  • Restoring strength and endurance
  • Stopping dizziness and improving balance
  • Reducing headaches and visual changes
  • Brain training and language stimulation programs
  • Learning compensatory strategies for managing memory or attention difficulties
  • Following structured return to learn/work guidelines
  • Returning to normal activity or sport

Save the Brain – Helena

We are proud to actively participate in Save the Brain – Helena, a multi-disciplinary group of medical professionals dedicated to promoting brain health and safety in the Helena region by providing the most current concussion-related education, training, and treatment recommendations to athletes, parents, coaches, educators, and healthcare providers.

Location(s) of Concussion Therapy Services