MTBI and Post-Concussion Syndrome sufferers are often told by their neurologists or allied health care professionals—almost off-handedly—that the most recovery-of-function they can expect will be experienced in the first twelve months after the injury, more as a wait-and-see strategy than an active therapeutic plan of care.
This statement is not necessarily true, and it needlessly discourages patients from seeking continuing care and therapy, both before and after the one-year mark.
Additionally, some therapy modalities actually take more than a year for patients to experience the fullest benefit. A few examples are vision therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, cognitive training and soft-tissue therapies.
In this video interview, Dr. Denton shares her own experience with doctors after experiencing brain injury symptoms.