CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT:

Following a concussion, patients may experience lingering symptoms of dizziness, headache, balance dysfunction, mental and/or vision changes. Vestibular therapists are specifically trained to diagnose, assess and treat these symptoms.Our approach aimed at restoring function and decreasing recovery time. It is also very common for an individual to sustain a whiplash injury due to the forces involved in a concussion.

We build each patient a custom program to identify and treat the causes of their symptoms. The patient is typically seen one to two times per week by a Physical Therapist who specializes in vestibular therapy. Vestibular therapists are trained to assess and treat dizziness and balance deficits.

How we assess:

How we treat:

Gaze stability exercises, balance exercises, vestibular stimulation exercises, manual techniques to the cervical spine, sport specific activities. Based on the findings of the examination, we treat the patients utilizing manual therapy techniques and prescribing exercises to perform at home Through vestibular therapy, an individual may be able to return to regular activity more rapidly following a concussion.

Also at Our Squirrel Hill location we offer concussion treatment by Vestibular and CranioSacral-trained Physical Therapists. Our therapists are the only ones in Pittsburgh doing Nasal Release Technique. This procedure has shown great results for alleviating concussion symptoms. There is help available for your concussion, let us be your first stop.

Vestibular & balance therapy is available at the following locations and times:

OSPTA - Charleroi

OSPTA Charleroi
625 Lincoln Avenue
N. Charleroi, PA 15022
T: (724) 483-4886
F: (724) 483-0519
E: Charleroi@OSPTAinc.com

Office Hours:
Tuesday - 8:00-3:00pm
Wednesday - 8:00-3:00pm

OSPTA - Jefferson / Pleasant Hills

OSPTA Pleasant Hills
710 Clairton Blvd.
Suite 2
Pleasant Hills, PA 15236
T: (412) 655-4252
F: (412) 655-4253
E: Jefferson@OSPTAinc.com

Office Hours:
Monday - 8:00am-8:00pm
Wednesday - 8:00am-8:00pm
Thursday - 8:00am-4:00pm

OSPTA - N. Huntingdon

OSPTA N. Huntingdon
11639 Route 30, Suite 6
N. Huntingdon, PA 15642
T: (724) 864-4410
F: (724) 864-4430
E: NHuntingdon@OSPTAinc.com

Office Hours:
Tuesday - 8:00-12:00pm

OSPTA - Squirrel Hill

OSPTA Squirrel Hill
1154 Greenfield Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
T: (412) 422-7022
F: (412) 421-5071
E: SquirrelHillPT@OSPTAinc.com

Office Hours:
Monday - 7:00am-7:00pm
Tuesday - 7:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday - 7:00am-7:00pm
Thursday - 1:00pm-7:00pm
Friday - 7:00am-5:00pm

OSPTA - Mt. Lebanon

OSPTA Mt. Lebanon
1145 Bower Hill Rd., Suite 101
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
T: (412) 276-6637
F: (412) 276-2206
E: MtLebanon@OSPTAinc.com

Office Hours:
Monday - 6:40am-7:00pm
Tuesday - 7:00am-7:00pm
Wednesday - 6:40am-7:00pm
Thursday - 7:00am-7:00pm
Friday - 6:40am-7:00pm