What is a concussion?
A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), often caused by an impact to the head. Symptoms can include headache, dizziness, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, feeling “foggy”, blurred vision, and many more.
Since a concussion is an injury to your brain, a concussion can affect any of the systems your brain regulates, such as:
- Vision (blurry or double)
- Balance (dizzy, unsteady)
- Heart rate (elevated heart rate)
- Thinking, problem solving
- Speaking (slurring, word finding)
- Mood (depression, anxiety)
Concussion Rehabilitation Ottawa:
Recovering from a concussion can be difficult and frustrating at times. Doesn’t matter if you are an athlete or the average person. Our Expert Ottawa Vitality Physiotherapist understands that concussion affects each person differently, and all treatments are individualized, and patient centered.
We use Shift Concussion Management protocols including the IMPACTⓒ neurocognitive test which is the industry standard, for assessment and treatment that have been developed by the best emerging evidence in concussion care.
The best Physiotherapy treatments are geared to each individual’s specific needs based on the mechanism of injury, injury type, and assessment findings. They may include manual therapy to restore any joint problems in the neck, upper back and shoulder area, exercises to regain mobility, strength and balance, acupuncture, and visual motor and vestibular retraining exercises to restore normal brain function. Management strategies are used to limit impairments while expediting recovery.