Concussion therapy and return-to-play testing for athletes. - Genesis HealthCare System - Zanesville, Ohio

Concussion Therapy

Genesis Rehabilitation Services are experienced and specially trained in treating both children and adults with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or concussions. Our licensed physical therapists will work with you and your physician to determine the severity of your concussion. After your evaluation, our specialists will develop a return-to-play or return-to-work treatment plan, and use concussion testing technologies to set cognitive baselines and post-concussion benchmarks during your recovery.

For patients, family members and caregivers living with a recent or existing traumatic brain injury, we offer our Brain Injury Support Group to share your experiences, challenges and receive support. 

Conditions we treat

A concussion is a type of brain injury that involves a short loss of brain function and can be a scary injury. You can receive expert concussion therapy in Zanesville and Somerset for concussions and post-concussion syndrome without traveling far from home.

Treatments and procedures

Our therapists offer comprehensive concussion treatments after an assessment that may include:

Balance assessment Neurological assessment
Baseline Concussion Testing Oculomotor testing
Cervical assessment Patient and family education
Closed head injury, blunt head trauma Return to work, return to play assessment
Concussion therapy SCAT-5
Concussion with loss of consciousness Symptom management
Concussion without loss of consciousness Vestibular screening
ImPACT Testing Unrestrained passenger in car accident

Baseline Concussion Testing for children playing sports

For children at least 10 years old, Baseline Concussion Testing, also referred to as Neurocognitive Baseline Testing, is available at participating Zanesville-area schools. This 20-minute, computerized exercise measures your child's current attention span, memory, problem-solving skills and reaction time prior to playing sports. After a suspected concussion, your child will retake the test to determine if the head injury affected brain function. The results help healthcare professionals assess when your child can safely get back to athletic activity.

If you are interested in taking the Baseline Concussion Testing, please contact the Genesis Center for Occupational & Outpatient Rehabilitation at (740) 455-5151.

Return-to-play program after a concussion

Our Return-to-Play program is supervised and administered by licensed physical therapists specially trained in concussions.

If your child or loved one receives or is suspecting of receiving a concussion, has a suspected concussion, he or she can be evaluated by one of our specially trained therapists. After the evaluation, a physical therapist will develop a personalized rehabilitation plan and monitor the patient's progress throughout recovery.

The program has five phases, with at least 24 hours between each phase. If concussion symptoms re-occur, the athlete or individual stops activity and rests, then the therapy resumes when the athlete is symptom-free.

Our therapists work closely with your physician to ensure it’s safe to return to sports, school or work.

Make an appointment for a concussion evaluation, testing

You will need a physician referral for your first concussion therapy session. Concussion therapies are available at the Genesis Center for Occupational & Outpatient Rehabilitation. Concussion evaluation and therapy is also available at the Genesis Perry County Medical Center in Somerset at (740) 743-3800. For more information on concussion therapy at Genesis, call (740) 455-5151.

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