Thinking/Remembering: Difficulty thinking clearly, feeling slowed down, difficulty remembering new information, or difficulty concentrating
Physical: Headache, sensitivity to light and noise, nausea and vomiting (early on), feeling tired, fuzzy or blurry vision, dizziness, or balance problems
Emotional/Mood: Irritability, sadness, nervousness, mood swings
Sleep: Sleeping more or less than usual, trouble falling asleep
A concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the result of impact to the head and can also occur when subjected to violent movements. With this force vasculature to the brain may tear and internal bleeding can occur. Also, potentially damaged are the neurons and glial tissue which support the brains structures.
A TBI can affect multiple components of the craniosacral system adversely affecting the free flow and pressure of the cerebrospinal fluid, blood flow, neural conduction and numerous other physiologic functions.
Dysfunction in the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) is common in concussion and is responsible for many TBI symptoms. Studies show that balancing the ANS lessens these symptoms.
Rhonda Olson is a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST) with over 700 hours of training in trauma informed body work.
Her success with those recovering from brain injury inspired her to specialize in concussion, traumatic brain injury and post concussion syndrome.
Rhonda’s reassuring presence and educated touch helps clients to relax deeply and heal. An inspired “Concussion Coach”, she is skilled at teaching her clients how to better manage their symptoms on their own.
Please Note: BCST is a complementary therapy and is not a substitute for medical care. If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, concussion or are experiencing post concussion syndrome please first contact a medical doctor.