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Malibu, CA 90265

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Hall Concussion Recovery Center


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. Doctors of Chiropractic with current ACBSP™ DACBSP certificate of additional qualifications in sports medicine are qualified to manage the concussed individual in any patient population.

Assessment / Tests -

SCAT 5 - Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5 is a standardized sideline concussion screening tool for use by medical professionals.

Pediatric SCAT 5 - Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5 is a standardized sideline concussion screening tool for use by medical professionals for children.

Balance and vestibular tests - are used to detect a variety of symptoms relating to the integration of balance, vision, and proprioception.

Base Line - assessments of balance, vision, memory, attention, and more that measure how the brain functions prior to a head injury. These tests are compared to post-injury scores following a concussion.

Imaging - different technologies used to give clinicians visual representations of the brain, neck and spine.

The King-Devick test - is a tool used in concussion baseline and post injury sideline assessment.

Neuro-Optometric Assessments - measure aspects of vision relating to the brain and visual system.

Neurological Exam - an assessment of nervous system functioning, including tests of movement and sensation.

Neuropsychological - a comprehensive way of measuring all aspects of cognition and thinking including attention, processing speed, language, memory, and reasoning.

Occupational therapy assessments - are used by occupational therapists to measure brain function and subjective reports of difficulties with occupation and daily roles.

Sideline Assessments - A variety of tests used by healthcare professionals to assess athletes for concussion or other injury at the sidelines.


Education & Resources - 

If any of your symptoms worsen rapidly over a short period of time, seek emergency medical attention.

This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult your physician.

Balance (Vestibular)

  • Balance problems
  • Changes in gait
  • Changes in physical coordination
  • Clumsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling "not right" or "off"
  • Headache
  • Lightheadedness
  • Loss of balance and unsteady walking
  • Nausea
  • Problems walking
  • Recurrent dizziness
  • Sensation of moving while still
  • Spinning room
  • Stumbling
  • Tinnitis or "ringing in the ears"
  • Vertigo

Cognitive

  • Amnesia before or after the traumatic event
  • Answers questions slowly
  • Appearing dazed
  • Changes in behavior
  • Concentration and memory complaints
  • Confusion
  • Decreased attention
  • Delayed response to questions
  • Diffculty thinking clearly
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty remembering
  • Difficulty remembering new information
  • Disorders of taste and smell
  • Feeling as if in a fog
  • Feeling slowed down
  • Foggy
  • Forgetful of recent information or conversation
  • Headache while reading
  • Memory problems
  • Not thinking clearly
  • Repeats questions
  • Sensitivity to noise
  • Slowed reaction times
  • Stuttering

Emotion

  • Anxiety
  • Crankiness
  • Crying excessively
  • Depression
  • Easily upset or angry
  • Feeling anxious
  • Feeling more emotional
  • Feeling sad
  • Involuntary crying
  • Irritability
  • Lack of interest in favorite activities
  • Listlessness / tiring easily
  • Mood changes
  • Nervousness
  • Personality changes
  • Psychological adjustment problems
  • Sadness
  • Uncontrollable crying
  • Uncontrollable laughing

Neck & Spine

  • Feeling of pressure in the head
  • Migraines
  • Mild headache
  • Moderate headache
  • Neck pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling

Vision

  • Abnormal eye movement
  • Blurry vision
  • Changes in vision
  • Double vision
  • Eye strain or feeling of pressure behind the eyes
  • Fuzzy vision
  • Seeing stars
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Visual problems

Sleep

  • Change in eating or sleeping patterns
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling tired
  • Having low or no energy
  • Insomnia
  • Lack of energy
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Sleeping less than usual
  • Sleeping more than usual
  • Sluggish
  • Trouble falling asleep
  • Trouble staying asleep

Danger Signs

  • A headache that gets worse over time
  • Changes in speech
  • Coma
  • Difficulty recognizing people or places
  • Disorientation
  • Draining of blood or clear fluid from the ears or nose
  • Inability to wake up
  • Lasting confusion
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Pupils that are bigger than normal (dilated pupils)
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Severe headache
  • Slurred speech
  • Symptoms that worsen over time
  • Unequal pupil size (one pupil is larger than the other)
  • Vision or eye disturbances
  • Vomiting
  • Weak muscles
  • Pediatric
  • Changes in napping
  • Lack of interest in favorite toys
  • Large head bumps or bruises on areas other than the forehead


Treatment -

Cognitive rehabilitation - is a form of occupational therapy designed to improve function and return patients to daily activities.

Cerebral Spinal Fluid Flow - Sacral Occipital Respiratory Mechanism and Spinal Righting Reflexes are used to evaluate and restore optimal cerebral spinal fluid flow to support rapid healing of the Central nervous system.

Graduated Return-to-Play Protocol - athletes move through a graded progression of increased activity while monitoring symptoms under close supervision.

Vestibular therapy -  is a specific type of therapy that uses targeted exercises to help decrease dizziness, imbalance, and vertigo, which can occur with vestibular dysfunction.

Vision therapy -  is a form of therapy used on the eyes and brain that is designed to resolve vision problems.

Neuro-Organizational Technique - supports brain-integration, sensory processing.

Total Body Modification - restores function of self-regeneration inherent to the human body.

Injury Prevention Service Volunteer- 

Injury prevention services - are available for schools, youth leagues, and tournaments

Baseline Testing - assessments of balance, vision, memory, attention, and more that measure how the brain functions prior to a head injury. These tests are compared to post-injury scores following a concussion.

Education & Lectures - educational seminars are available to schools, organizations, and leagues at no cost. Presentations include the most up-to-date information on concussion signs and symptoms, assessment, treatment, research, and state laws.

Research - our research program focuses on the development of collaborative treatment modalities and novel interventions for those affected by concussion.

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Malibu

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

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