Concussion Page

CONCUSSION

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury which happens as a result of injury caused to the brain being shaken around inside the skull after a direct blow to the head, or a sudden movement of the head and/or neck. Common causes of a concussion are falls, sports, physical assaults, motor vehicle collisions or being hit by an object/person. Unlike other types of brain injuries, concussions may not be identified on X-rays, CT scans or MRIs.

Common Symptoms of Concussion may include, but are not limited to; Confusion, Headaches, Double or blurry vision, Light or Noise sensitivity, Dizziness or imbalance, Ringing sound in the ears, Nausea or vomiting, Memory issues, Difficulty concentrating, Loss of smell or taste, Sleep disturbance

Our Concussion Program is an individualized, coordinated, outcomes-focused program designed for individuals with concussion. The goals and outcomes of each individual may require a multidisciplinary approach to achieve the desired result for the individual. Our multidisciplinary team of healthcare providers includes Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, Naturopath, Psychologists, Neuropsychologist, Physiatrist, Neurologist and more address the unique medical, physical, cognitive, psychosocial, and educational needs of people with concussion.

WHO CAN ENROLL

  • Diagnosis of non-progressive mild brain injury or concussion
  • Requires rehabilitation and support based on individualized functional goals
  • Medically stable

EXCLUSION CRITERIA

This program of care has some exclusion criteria, which are significant red flags that may prevent the individual from being eligible to partake in this program. Please consult a healthcare practitioner or contact us to confirm eligibility.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT ON MY FIRST VISIT

A health care provider will conduct an assessment for treatment planning to initialize the program of care. The assessment includes the following: taking a complete medical history, subjective evaluation of the primary complaints related to the injury, cognitive testing if necessary, etc.

The Health Care Provider will also assess for possible yellow flags that may have an impact on the client’s recovery. A discussion on achievable goals from the treatment program will be discussed as well as responsibilities of the person’s served and health care provider through the duration of the program. Some yellow flags that may delay recovery following a concussion are:

  • Age/gender of the patient
  • Return to school, exercise or work too soon
  • History of concussions
  • History of migraine headaches
  • Mental health issues, such as depression or anxiety
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Signs of vestibular or visual abnormalities (e.g., blurred vision, dizziness, difficulty concentrating)

WHEN WILL I BE DISCHARGED

The duration of the Concussion Program is determined after the initial assessment and is dependent on the needs of each individual person served, including the severity of the injury and may vary based on factors which may delay recovery.

To be discharged from the Concussion Program one or more of the following criteria must be met:

  • The person served has achieved the goals that have been established with the rehabilitation team.
  • The services of the health care providers are no longer necessary or appropriate.
  • The person’s progress has reached a plateau and he or she is no longer benefiting from the services of the program.
  • When the person served is unable to tolerate the demands of the program and the appropriate referrals have been made.

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