Concussion Rehabilitation Therapy

​HOW CAN PHYSIO HELP?​

  1. Our therapists will perform a clinical assessment to figure out which systems are involved:

    • Neurological, cervical (neck), vestibular (inner ear), vision, cardiovascular (vagus)
       

2.Help treat and retrain the involved systems

3.Provided guidelines for return to –work, -sports, -school and exercise

WHEN SHOULD I START THERAPY?​

  • The sooner the better

  • If treatment begins within 10 days the likelihood of your concussion turning into post-concussion syndrome (a condition where concussion symptoms can last months to years) goes down by over 90%

WHAT IS A CONCUSSION?

  • A concussion is a brain injury which usually doesn't cause any external brain damage or internal bleeding.

  • The cells that make up the brain are essentially strained, banged or stretched.

  • Think about a puzzle where the pieces have been mixed up…

  • The actual structure of the brain itself isn’t injured, all the parts are still intact but the individual brain cells don’t work properly

  • It is considered a ‘functional injury’
     

HOW DO CONCUSSIONS HAPPEN?

  • A twisting, rotating or linear motion of the brain in the skull

  • The brain bounces around the inside of the skull resulting in damage and injury to the individual cells

  • You do not need to hit your head to have a concussion, this is a BIG misconception​

 

WHAT ARE SYMPTOMS OF CONCUSSION?

  • Amnesia surrounding the traumatic event / Memory problems

  • Ringing in the ears

  • Temporary loss of consciousness,  Slurred speech

  • Delayed response to questions

  • Double vision or other vision problems 

  • Fatigue / Brain Fog

  • Nausea, Dizziness, Fogginess or feeling slowed down

  • Headache or a feeling of pressure in the head

     

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