Exertion therapy is very similar to physical therapy except, while the patient is doing the exercises they are also trigging the post-concussion symptoms. The idea is to reteach the brain to ‘not’ trigger form exercise.
This treatment works. There have been studies that show it works and can get a player back into their sport. When I was doing it, some the San Francisco Giants were also in the clinic with me doing the same treatment. However for me, it didn’t work. The reason it didn’t work is because I also have TBI induced migraines. With migraines, if you aggravate them, they escalate in intensity. The whole point of this treatment is to aggravate symptoms and retrain the brain. It was horrific and a waste of time and money. If you have migraines skip this treatment.