Category Archives: Concussion

Seeing a Physical Therapist First through Direct Access Improves Outcomes and Saves Money

By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Studies show that seeing a physical therapist first through direct access can: improve musculoskeletal pain faster; reduce or remove the need for some types of musculoskeletal surgery; reduce opioid use; improve patient satisfaction; reduce expensive medical testing; and help patients get needed treatment faster. (Physical Therapy, 2017) […]

Recognizing a Concussion: Signs and Symptoms

By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC There are more than 4 million concussions during competitive sports with up to 50% going unreported or undiagnosed. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by bump, blow, or jolt to the head. It also can be caused by quick movements of the head back and […]

MANUAL THERAPY AND EXERCISE: The Best Treatment Option for Neck Pain Following Whiplash

By. Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC; Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates Each year, two million Americans suffer from whiplash associated disorders (WAD) secondary to motor vehicle accidents. Studies using high-speed cameras and sophisticated crash dummies have determined that rear impact car accidents cause the lower cervical vertebrae (lower bones in the neck) to […]

Concussion and Brain Injury: Are we putting our youth football players at risk?

By John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC   Approximately 3,500,000 young athletes (7-18 years-of-age) play organized tackle football in the United States. Recently there has been much scrutiny placed on youth tackle football due to the recent research on the potential long term effects of repeated head contacts leading to the development of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy […]

Recognizing a Concussion: Signs and Symptoms

By John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC There are more than 4 million concussions during competitive with up to 50% going unreported or undiagnosed. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by bump, blow, or jolt to the head. It also can be caused by quick movements of the head back and forth. In […]