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Smith Balance and Concussion Center

Dana Tress 
April 1, 2020
Smith Balance and Concussion Center

What is Smith Balance + Concussion Center??

One of the goals of Smith Physical Therapy is to offer the highest quality, concierge physical therapy services to the members of our community.  We strive to fill the prevention and rehabilitation needs of our region. This is why we created the Balance + Concussion Center.

Located within Smith Physical Therapy + Running Academy, the Balance + Concussion Center offers physical therapy prevention and rehabilitation for concussions, vestibular and balance disorders, TMJ and headaches.  Common conditions that we treat include:

-        Concussion

-        Post-concussion syndrome

-        BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)

-        PPPV (Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness)

-        Vestibular neuritis

-        Labrynthitis

-        Tension type headaches

-        Cervicogenic headaches

-        Vestibular migraine

-        Cervicogenic dizziness

-        Temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD)

For the treatment and management of these conditions, we are lucky to have Dana Tress, PT, CEAS, AIB-CON. With over 20 years as a physical therapist who specializes in disorders of the head and neck, Dana utilizes the latest, evidence-based rehabilitation techniques for the treatment and management of all of the listed conditions, as well as vestibular, dizziness and balance-related conditions.  Some of these techniques include oculomotor (eye muscle) retraining, vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR reeducation), static and dynamic balance training, myofascial release and joint mobilizations, and patient education.  We strive to empower each of our clients with the tools to succeed not only while they are in the clinic with us, but also with management and progression of their symptoms at home.

Dana is also the only Concussion Certified Physical Therapist in the region.  This allows us to help manage concussion before they start with community and sports team education programs, baseline concussion testing for all individuals ages 5 and older, provide acute concussion management, post-concussion syndrome care, and customized return to learn/work and return to play programming. 

The Balance + Concussion Center does not just react to problems after they happen to you.  We also focus on prevention. We offer the most comprehensive concussion baseline testing in the region, provide community education, and work with healthcare providers as part of your healthcare team.

Please contact us at 815.893.9075 with any questions you may have on the services provided by Smith Balance + Concussion Center.

Dana Tress
Meet the Author
Dana Tress, PT, CEAS, AIB-CON is a physical therapist specializing in the management of concussion, balance dysfunction, headaches and dizziness in Crystal Lake, Illinois at Smith Physical Therapy Balance + Concussion Center, an award winner in concierge physical therapy services for McHenry County and surrounding regions.