Anecdotal evidence suggests that good old fashioned Epsom
salts (magnesium sulfate), either as part of a bath therapy or as a foot
soak, may be a simple, yet effective, therapy in relieving the
symptoms of post-concussion syndrome.
One possible therapy for athletes with post-concussion syndrome is treatment by a chiropractic neurologist, who uses a deep toolbox of non-invasive sensory experiences to gently
stimulate (or calm) targeted areas of the brain or nervous systems in order to
reduce neurologic imbalance and improve function and productivity.
While no medicine has been shown to effectively speed the recovery from concussive brain injury, some new and
non-traditional therapies have been shown to help relieve the symptoms of post-concussion syndrome, as well as the value of strict cognitive and physical rest.
When her daughter Heidi suffered a concussion warming up in goal before a hockey game in February 2010, litle did Dorothy Bedford realize that the night would mark the beginning of a fourteen-month long recovery from post-concussion syndrome requiring three medical leaves of absences and treatment by nearly a dozen medical specialists.
In the last part of her series, Dorothy Bedford offers final observations on her teenage daughter Heidi's concussion two years after that fateful night, her four biggest regrets, and her advice to parents of concussed student-athletes.
A series of video segments featuring Dorothy Bedford talking about her teenage daughter Heidi's 14-month long struggle to overcome post-concussion syndrome after suffering a serious concussion playing hockey at boarding school.
Dorothy Bedford describes how the use of two previously untried therapies (vestibular rehabilitation therapy and use of the drug Amantadine) helped complete her daughter Heidi's recovery from post-concussion syndrome and achieve a new normal.
Dorothy Bedford recounts how summer vacation for her teenage daughter, Heidi, four months after suffering a serious concussion playing hockey at school, was a mixture of the progress and minor setbacks.
Dorothy Bedford talks about having to take her teenage daughter Heidi out of school for the third time in the three months since she suffered a serious concussion playing hockey, and her frantic efforts to obtain the additional neurological testing the school required before she was allowed back to finish the spring semester.
Dorothy Bedford talks about making another mistake in her daughter's concussion recovery, her abortive attempt to return to school, and the day-to-day activities appropriate for a concussed student-athlete with post-concussion syndrome.