At Concussion Healing Clinic, the individual is listened to and examined and then told exactly where the symptoms come from, what the prognosis is, and how to heal. Patient will leave with knowledge, less pain/irritation, and an action plan for healing.
By using good diagnostic tests, manual therapy, and a prescription plan that includes food, supplements, exercise, and hands on treatment you will be on the road to recovery.Learn More about Dr. Lansky
Here are some of the things we will discuss: Have you been in a car accident, Did you have a bad fall, were you hurt playing sports, or does your brain just feel toxic 2nd to medications? Did you lose consciousness? Did you have symptoms immediately? Are symptoms worse with exercise or stress? Some past medical history can prolong recovery: Did you have any prior head injuries, any learning disabilities, any anxiety or depression?
The symptoms of concussion include: headache, nausea, dizziness, balance problems, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, altered hearing, foggy brain, poor memory, poor concentration, irritable, mood swings, depression, anxiety, and poor sleep. Symptoms should be tracked to determine what makes them better or worse. Occasionally these symptoms can be caused by other things than a concussion.
I will rule out Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), whiplash, infection, jaw mal-alignment, and inner ear problems as a cause of symptoms. If there is no brain injury causing the problem individuals can return to life faster.
Your concussion exam will take at least 30 minutes. This exam may include the following tests based on the individuals symptoms: balance testing- standing on moving surface, inner ear exam, vision testing - eye coordination, questionnaires on depression and anxiety, memory tests, thinking functioning, neck + jaw functional testing, and retest of above with physical stress.
As a physician I can offer you a comprehensive treatment plan that can include symptom relief medications, specific exercises in balance, strategies to increase focus, eye exercises, cardiovascular exercises, sleep hygiene, omega 3 fatty acids, and supplements.
Occasionally referrals are made to speech therapy, behavioral opthamology (special eye doctor), physical therapy, or psychiatry for complicated cases. Your treatment plan will be monitored and adjusted to make sure you are getting results.
Dr. Lansky is no stranger to helping people. She worked as an assistant athletic trainer in college, as a massage therapist and personal trainer working for 12 years, and now she is running her own Osteopathic medicine practice.
She understands exercise. Having been a college level soccer player and a regional level (all Midwest) rugby player she understands how to train. In addition she studied the American College of Sports Medicine rigorous training program to become a certified health and fitness instructor. She studies exercise prescription and can create a custom program for you.
Dr. Lansky knows manual therapy. She attended the Madison School of Massage in 1993 and became an instructor there in 1995. She has advanced her skills through years of practice and continuing education classes. In Osteopathic medical school, Dr. Lansky had 4 hours a week of additional hands on training formally and many more hours on her own perfecting her craft. She studied to learn about how finding the key lesion can unlock pain in many places. In medical school, she was invited to student teach the manual therapy and has taught many hands on lectures since then.
Dr. Lansky understands the complexity of trauma. Dr. Lansky worked with car accident survivors, cancer survivors with chemo fog, athletes, and survivors of military multi-trauma. She spent time with the neuropsychologist, the psychologist, the speech therapist, the occupational therapist, the physical therapist, and most important the brain injured individuals.
After everything she saw and heard, she put together multiple treatment plans. Dr. Lansky uses her indepth knowledge to formulate a comprehensive individualized integrative medicine healing plan designed to help you heal.