Concussions have been around since man first started taking blows to the head. The terms "having your bell rung" or "knocked silly" come to mind. The most occurrences happened to boxers, football, hockey and soccer players. But anyone taking a blow to the head from falling objects, car accidents etc. can suffer the same fate.
In many instances the concussion went untreated. It was even a badge of courage to get back in the game to prove you were not weak. I am happy to say at least the level of concern and awareness has improved, but treatment options are still somewhat of a mystery.
My friend and mentor, Boris Prilutsky can explain it much better than I in the following two part article listed below. He thoroughly examines the cause, symptoms and treatment options for concussion victims. You can find this article and many others in The Science Of Massage Institute Journal. The journal's editor in chief is Dr. Ross Turchaninov founder of SOMI.
Mike has trained with both Boris and Dr. Ross in the field of medical massage. He Is currently studying and training with Dr. Ross to complete his certification as a medical massage practitioner.
Especially now during football season, Mike feels it is important to reach out to those in need of proper treatment for concussion and related symptoms.
To learn more about massage and how it can help with concussion treatment read Boris’ articles for the Science of Massage Institute here:
As always, if you have any questions about concussions or other specific injury or pain related problems please call us at 847-624-1164 or here.