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A new study from the University of Calgary finds that physiotherapy is beneficial to those suffering from lingering concussion symptoms.
The study, conducted by Dr. Kathryn Schneider of the University’s Sport Injury Prevention Center, focused on experimental treatment of the inner ear and the neck vertebrae in concussed athletes.
Schneider says most individuals recover from a concussion within seven to 10 days, but the new treatment could help those with prolonged symptoms and suffering.
In total, thirty-one athletes suffering from sports-related head injuries were examined by Dr. Schneider and her team. The patients were split into two groups. In one group, patients were treated with traditional methods of concussion rehabilitation. In the other group, patients received weekly treatment including a combination of inner ear rehabilitation and neck vertebrae physiotherapy.