Our Concussion Management Program is an advanced approach to concussion rehabilitation guiding you safely back to full participation in activities of daily living, be it work, family life or athletic activity.
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:
- Visual changes
- Balance and walking changes
- Motion sensitivity
- Sleep disturbances
Other symptoms may include:
- Memory changes
- 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, chiropractors and massage therapists are trained on concussion management and treatment. We take a comprehensive approach to concussion management.
Neurocognitive testing which includes:
- Reaction Time
- Attention Span
- Problem Solving
Physical Testing including:
- Visual function
Guelph Rehab Centre’s physiotherapists assess your injury and provide you with a strategy to aid in your rehabilitation.
- Manual therapy for associated symptoms
- Rehabilitation: balance, coordination
- Physical exertion testing
At Guelph Rehab Centre, our foundation of concussion management is:
Concussions are common from car accidents, contact sports, slip and falls, playground injuries etc…. This injury needs time, rest and the proper physiotherapy and other treatment interventions to heal properly. Most concussions are mild, and people typically have a full recovery.
Guelph Rehab Centre offers a comprehensive Concussion Management program with a team approach. Contact us today for more information.