Guelph Concussion Management Clinic - Rehab Centre

Concussions

The Shift Concussion Management Program is an advanced approach to concussion rehabilitation guiding athletes safely back to full participation in their sport and lives.

Concussions

A concussion is a form of brain injury caused by a direct or indirect blow or a jolt to the head, face or jaw.  A concussion can change the way your brain functions as an injury to the brain can change the way your brain functions.  Just because you hit your head does not mean you have suffered a concussion, in fact even if you have a headache after hitting your head does not automatically mean you have a concussion.  The effects of most concussions are usually temporary, symptoms can include: 

  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Visual changes
  • Balance and walking changes
  • Motion sensitivity
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue

Other symptoms may include:

  • Memory changes 
  • Confusion
  • Mood changes
  • Slurred speech

Every injury is different and every person can have different symptoms after a concussion.

At Guelph Rehab Centre our concussion management team of physiotherapists and massage therapists are trained under the SHIFT concussion management program.  We take a comprehensive approach to concussion management.

Neurocognitive testing which includes:

  • Memory
  • Reaction Time
  • Attention Span
  • Problem Solving

Physical Testing including:

  • Balance
  • Visual function

Guelph Rehab Centre's physiotherapists assess your injury and provide you with a strategy to aid in your rehabilitation.  

These include:

  • Rest
  • Manual therapy for associated symptoms 
  • Rehabilitation: balance, coordination
  • Physical exertion testing

At Guelph Rehab Centre, our foundation of concussion management is:

  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Treatment
  • Management

Concussions are common from car accidents, contact sports, slip and falls, playground injuries etc.... This injury needs time, rest and the proper physiotherapy interventions to heal properly. Most concussions are mild, and people typically have a full recovery. 

Guelph Rehab Centre offers Shift Concussion Management programs. Contact us today for more information.

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