Concussion Treatment

Concussion Provider

What is a Concussion?

A concussion involves impact to the head or the body. It is a serious form of head injury that requires proper care and intervention to prevent further irritation and long term consequences. The most common injuries that cause concussion are sport injuries and motor vehicle accidents.

Symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Neck Pain
  • Pressure In Your Head
  • Sensitivity to Light and Sound
  • The Feeling Of “Being in a Fog”
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Blurred Vision
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Fatigue
  • Irritable Or Anxious
  • Trouble Falling Asleep
  • Balance Problems
  • Memory Difficulties

Our physiotherapist JoAnne Gratton is a SHIFT TWO concussion trained practitioner

Learn more about JoAnne Here.

Learn more about SHIFT Management.

Your Assessment:

Your first visit entails an hour assessment to get a good handle on how your concussion has been impacting your health. Expect to receive individualized strategies to help manage your systems.  Subsequent treatments will employ prescribed exercises which help in the recovery of your visual processing system and vestibular system.

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Our Concussion Management – The 4 Fold Process

Neck Rehabilitation

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  • Hands on therapy that will asses and decrease tension
  • Joint mobility and movement techniques to increase range of motion
  • Exercises to build strength, stability and proprioception

Vestibulo-Ocular Rehabilitation

Concussion Balance Therapy
  • Motion assessment and sensitivity training
  • Eye tracking and eye teaming exercises
  • Balance training
  • Gaze stability training

Exercise and Exertion Therapy

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  • Exercise tolerance assessment
  • Initiation of safe aerobic exercise
  • Testing for return to sport when necessary

Perceptual and Cognitive Training

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  • Enhancing ability to concentrate
  • Improve spatial awareness
  • Improve working memory