A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury usually resulting from a blow to the head. It is vital to find a specialist that can decide when someone has completely recovered from a concussion and is safe to resume school, childcare, work, and sports. Despite the prevalence of concussions, each individual presents with unique symptoms and has varied recovery times.
Post concussion syndrome is a prolonged recovery from a concussion. Post concussion symptoms can include, but are not limited to dizziness, imbalance, headaches, confusion, memory problems, nausea/ vomiting, sleepiness, sleep changes, foggy-headedness.
While concussion symptoms may take days, weeks, or even years to resolve, the physical, emotional, and mental consequences of post-concussion syndrome are gaining awareness. However, concussions are quite treatable with the right specialist and medical team.
Your treatment plan starts with a thorough physical exam, interview, and past medical history intake. Based on your symptoms and exam findings, we prescribe the appropriate exercises, treatments, referrals and protocols that will get you back to normal as soon as possible. Specialized concussion therapy addresses the individualized goals and needs of each person.
As a vestibular and neurological therapist, Dr. Valerie Johnson, PT has specialized clinical expertise and experience in evaluating concussions and treating concussion symptoms. We understand the seriousness of concussions and implement best physical therapy practices to ensure a complete and expedited recovery.
We focus on evaluating and treating inner ear and neurological issues commonly resulting in problems with imbalance, dizziness, vertigo, or vision.
We understand the seriousness of concussions and implement best physical therapy practices to ensure a complete and expedited recovery.
Our approach to Parkinson’s therapy is driven by research and enthusiasm, we strive to get you functioning at your highest level of fitness, activity, and health.
You don’t have to be a physical therapist to be an expert at exercise. All you need are some clear guidelines, a lot of effort, and little creativity. That’s what it takes to stay on top of your PD symptoms, slow the progression of PD, and enjoy a better life. In this guide, you will learn some tricks of the trade about how and why you should be exercising with PD.
“Valerie, you are doing great things!!! I wish my dad was your patient. He does not have Parkinson’s, but he has significant balance issues. PT has helped him immensely. I wish that you could evaluate him someday. You are one of the best!!!! I miss working with you!”
“When the world around you is in a spin… It’s nice to know that someone’s got your back! Thanks for being that someone!”
“Val is the best! After my cerebellar stroke, my brain lost its way to keep me balanced. I continue to improve with her approach. She helped my brain coordinate with my ears and the rest of my body so that I am much closer to a normal life…. walking without a cane and driving!”
“You are a wonderful teacher. I am glad I had the opportunity to work with you. You are a blessing to PD patients and others who benefit from your lovingly tough classes. Thank you for all you do. Your commitment to helping others is demonstrated continually by your words and actions.”
“Thank you Valerie Waldron Johnson and Balance Therapy for keeping this Parkinson’s person more limber and more symptom free with your knowledge of correct exercises, stretches and cardio to help delay Parkinson’s progress! I look forward to all our sessions!”
Valerie a just checking in to let you know my recovery has gone extremely well. Thank you for helping restore my balance and strength. You are a miracle worker.
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