A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that affects your brain function. Effects are usually temporary but can include headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination. Concussions are usually caused by a blow to the head, violently shaking the head and upper body either in sports or during a motor vehicle accident. Some concussions cause you to lose consciousness, but most do not. It’s possible to have a concussion and not realize it. Most people usually recover fully after a concussion.
Our concussion trained physiotherapist at MJ Physio completes an Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT). A thorough cortical, vestibular, and visual assessment will be completed for the concussion and post-concussion syndromes.
We are experienced enough to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion, second impact syndrome, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Based on the assessment findings, a step by step process for graduated stages of recovery is planned. We integrate cortical and vestibular rehabilitation into a comprehensive concussion management program. Our approach at MJ Physio for concussion management utilizes interdisciplinary approach and following a “Start-to-Finish Patient Management.”