Concussion Rehab Brampton & Oakville

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Concussions are a form of brain injury, sometimes referred as mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) defines concussion as “a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth.”

Concussions vary from mild to severe and debilitating symptoms, and concussions from sports have become very common. Falls and accidents count for a major portion of concussion injuries as well. According to Health Canada, sports were a major reason for concussions amongst children. Playing hockey caused 52% of boys aged 10-14 to experience concussions, and 43% of boys aged 15-19 to as well. For girls, soccer caused 35% to experience concussions in the same age groups.

Physical symptoms

Dizziness, nausea, vomiting, balance problems, sensitivity to noise, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, headache, fatigue, low energy level, seeing flashing lights

Mental symptoms

Memory difficulties, confusion, inability to concentrate, mental fogginess, difficulties with multitasking

Emotional symptoms

Irritability, anxiety, depression, difficulties sleeping

How do we manage concussion?

At your very first visit, a comprehensive assessment will be conducted via one of our therapists in our concussion clinic in Brampton and Oakville.

The physical examination includes an assessment of:

  • Concentration
  • Memory
  • Examination of the cranial nerves
  • Smooth pursuit saccadic eye movements
  • Vestibular testing
  • Balance testing
  • Cervical spine (mobility, strength and spasms)
  • Headache types
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After the assessment is concluded; our therapist will outline the findings of the assessment as well as the suggested treatment protocol. Concussion treatment protocol at Physio Village Clinic

  • Education: Our therapist will explain to you about concussion and the best way to manage it at home, school and work.
  • Vestibular Rehab: That helps with dizziness and balance issues.
  • Manual Therapy: Addressing neck and spinal muscles issues.
  • Balance/ Gait training.
  • Gaze stabilization and saccadic eye movement rehab.
  • Bioflex Laser Therapy: Very effective in minimizing concussion symptoms.
  • Acupuncture: Using specific points in the hands and legs to minimize concussion symptoms.
  • Massage Therapy.

All of our therapy sessions are one on one, we don’t use physiotherapy assistants in our therapy visits. All of our concussion therapy protocols are tailored based on each patient’s unique symptoms.

Pay us a visit! With our experienced team of professionals dealing with similar conditions over a period of 25 years, we will be able to guide you through the evidence-based recovery that will enable you to enjoy the activities you once did, free of symptoms.

We will also guide you to the proper resources to help maximize the outcomes of the rehab process from our concussion treatment in Brampton and Oakville.

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FAQs

A concussion, as defined by the CDC, is a type of traumatic brain injury resulting from a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body that disrupts normal brain function. At our concussion clinic in Brampton and Oakville, we offer comprehensive assessment and treatment for individuals with concussions, addressing various symptoms and challenges.

Physical symptoms of concussions can include dizziness, balance problems, sensitivity to noise and light, blurred vision, headaches, fatigue, and more. At our concussion clinic in Brampton and Oakville, we provide a thorough assessment to address these symptoms and develop tailored treatment plans for individuals recovering from concussions.

Mental symptoms of concussions encompass memory difficulties, confusion, concentration problems, and mental fogginess. Our concussion clinic in Brampton and Oakville offers comprehensive assessments and treatments to address these cognitive symptoms, aiding individuals in their recovery from concussions.

Our concussion treatment in Brampton and Oakville includes personalized protocols tailored to each patient's unique symptoms. It comprises education about concussion management, vestibular rehab for dizziness and balance issues, manual therapy for neck and spinal muscle problems, balance/gait training, gaze stabilization, saccadic eye movement rehab, Bioflex Laser Therapy for symptom reduction, acupuncture, and massage therapy. All sessions are one-on-one, providing effective, evidence-based recovery.