What is a concussion? Put simply, a concussion changes the way our brain functions - causes it to work less optimally. It may be caused either by a direct blow to the head, face, neck or elsewhere on the body with an "impulsive" force transmitted to the head. A Concussion may or may not involve loss of consciousness (loss of consciousness is not a diagnostic requirement). In fact, less than 20% of concussions result in a loss of consciousness.
At Southmount and Halton Physiotherapy our concussion providers have been trained to assess you for a concussion and to help educate you about how manage the symptoms and dysfunction. Additionally, we are here to help progress you through your rehabilitation and to be an ongoing resource when it comes to symptom management, recovery of function and return to regular work/sport activities.
Because each concussion is different our treatments may vary but often include manual therapy to address and joint or soft tissue needs, basic vision therapy exercises, vestibular therapy all with gradual return to regular exercise and activities of daily living.