Concussion Management

Safely returning athletes to their sports

Our Sports Concussion Program was created to evaluate, manage, and safely return athletes to their sports. The Concussion Team consists of providers from Core Physicians and dedicated specialists from the Exeter Hospital Rehab Department. This includes sports medicine physicians, neurologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, and certified athletic trainers. We utilize the most current practices, guidelines, and assessment tools to treat athletes of all ages and skill levels. We also treat non-athletes with similar injuries.

Joseph Bernard, DO is the physician leader of the Concussion Team.

Learn more about the Sports Concussion Management Program

Rehab concussion treatment services:

  • Physical Therapy/Vestibular Therapy: Address neck pain, headaches, postural instability 
  • and vestibular dysfunction.
  • Speech Therapy: Address memory, attention, organization, planning 
  • and communication. 
  • Bowen Therapy: Gentle motions over specific areas of the body which allows the body to heal itself. This helps to address symptoms of the concussion, assisting with school and work accommodations, as well as assisting with return to play and learn.
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy:  Address musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain (neck pain, headache, general mobility, postural  alignment), as well as postural dysfunction  (balance, coordination, vestibular dysfunction).
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy:  Address school/occupational performance and  visual dysfunction.
  • Pediatric Speech Therapy: Address deficits in memory, attention, communication, planning and organizing.

Dr. Bernard introduces you to our concussion team and services in this video: