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Concussion Research: Concussions in Combat

Concussions & Combat Veterans

Veterans who suffer concussions in combat are usually faced with blast-related injuries and psychological issues which complicate the healing process of a typical concussed patient. Presented here are current research articles targeting this patient population and how to treat it.

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Novel Brain and Vestibular Rehabilitation Treatment Modality in PTSD Patients Who have Suffered Combat-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries.

The 'signature injury' suffered by Iraq/Afghanistian veterans is mTBI and concussion. This article discusses the effectiveness of vestibular rehabilitation on these veterans who have suffered blast-related head injuries. It also discusses the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a physical injury and not just a psychiatric disorder.


Carrick, F., Mclellan, K., Brock, J., Randall, C., & Oggero, E. (2015). Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Novel Brain and Vestibular Rehabilitation Treatment Modality in PTSD Patients Who have Suffered Combat-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries. Frontiers in Public Health Front. Public Health.