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concussion OVERVIEW

A concussion is a type of brain injury. It involves a short loss of normal brain function. It happens when a hit to the head or body causes your head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in your brain. Sometimes it can also stretch and damage your brain cells. Sometimes people call a concussion a "mild" brain injury.


Persistent post-concussion syndrome (PPCS) is a common and significant morbidity among children following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Recent studies have shown the beneficial effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in PPCS adult patients. A double blind trial evaluated the effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) on children (age 8–15) suffering from PPCS from mild-moderate TBI events six months to 10 years prior. Twenty-five children were randomized to receive 60 daily sessions of HBOTor sham treatments. Following HBOT, there was a significant increase in cognitive function including the general cognitive score, memory, executive function, PPCS symptoms including emotional score, behavioral symptoms including hyperactivity, global executive composite score, planning/organizing score. Clinical outcomes correlated with significant improvements in brain MRI microstructural changes in the insula, supramarginal, lingual, inferior frontal and fusiform gyri. The study suggests that HBOT improves both cognitive and behavioral function, PPCS symptoms, and quality of life in pediatric PPCS patients at the chronic stage, even years after injury.


Changes in brain function and structure after self-administered home photobiomodulation treatment in a concussion case
LL Chao, C Barlow, M Karimpoor, L Lim - Frontiers in Neurology, 2020 -

Treating Post-Concussion Syndrome with Photobiomodulation Therapy: Improvement in Cognition and Other Symptoms both Subjectively and Objectively by …
R Santiago, J Ozsarfati, H Shulman, M Zitney - Book of Abstracts -

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can improve post concussion syndrome years after mild traumatic brain injury-randomized prospective trial
R Boussi-Gross, H Golan, G Fishlev, Y Bechor… - PloS one, 2013 -

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in children with post-concussion syndrome improves cognitive and behavioral function: a randomized controlled trial
A Hadanny, M Catalogna, S Yaniv, O Stolar… - Scientific reports, 2022 -



Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common neurological disorder among athletes. PBM is a light therapy that uses red to near-infrared (NIR) light to stimulate, heal, and protect tissue that has been injured or is at risk of dying. Benefits following transcranial PBM treatments in acute TBI and a small number of chronic TBI patients have been reported. This report describes changes in behavioral and neuroimaging measures after 8 weeks of PBM treatments. The subject was a 23-year professional hockey player with a history of concussions, presumed to have caused his symptoms of headaches, mild anxiety, and difficulty concentrating. He treated himself at home with commercially available, low-risk PBM devices that used light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to emit 810-nm light pulsing at 10 or 40 Hz delivered by an intranasal and four transcranial modules that targeted nodes of the default mode network (DMN) with a maximum power density of 100 mW/cm2. After 8 weeks of PBM treatments, increased brain volumes, improved functional connectivity, and increased cerebral perfusion and improvements on neuropsychological test scores were observed.

LL Chao, C Barlow, M Karimpoor, L Lim - Frontiers in Neurology, 2020 -


How often should you repeat this therapy? The concussion therapy program at Recharge requires a once per week visit to the club for 90 minutes per session.



What are the results of this therapy?  After approximately 3-8 weeks clients should see a noticeable improvement



 How much does this service cost?  The cost for this plan is $99 per month.  There are no contracts or long term commitments.  To get started you will need to purchase a Recharge Health Plan



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