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.
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.
Ten months post-concussion, Dorothy Bedford explains how two months on the drug Amantadine, followed by six weeks of vestibular balance therapy, were the final steps on her daughter Heidi's road to recovery.
While concussion symptoms usually clear within a week to ten days, in some cases, an athlete's physical, cognitive, emotional, and/or behavioral symptoms persist, a condition known as post-concussion syndrome (PCS).