Concussion Treatment Therapy
Concussion Treatment in Mississauga – Concussion is a complex injury as a sudden onset change in neurologic function that occurs immediately after a direct blow to the head, neck or face or from a blow to another part the body with a mechanical force transmitted to the brain. Concussion has primarily been focused on sport related concussion in children and collegiate athletes. However, concussions can also occur as a result of falls, motor vehicle accidents, explosions and assault, and in conjunction with other injuries.
Curezone Physiotherapy is also a concussion treatment clinic in Mississauga working with the concussion management team which can be effective in the management when dizziness, neck pain, headache and impaired balance have cervical spine and/or vestibular involvement. Treatment is based on the physiotherapy differential diagnosis made through patient history and clinical assessment of presenting signs and symptoms.
Our concussion treatment clinic is a team of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners, Chiropractor, Physiotherapist, Kinesiology/Strength and conditioning and Registered Massage therapy. Our registered Physiotherapists, in Curezone Physiotherapy Mississauga may screen for concussion, conduct a physiotherapy differential diagnosis of presenting signs and symptoms, and treat those impairments which are responsive to physiotherapy management.
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- To improve the management and care of concussion patients in Ontario
Treatment planning and exercise prescription support the individual’s return-to-play/return-to-activity progression. Earlier the concussion is diagnosed, faster could be the recovery. So, never wait, go and see your therapist as soon as possible to get an assessment done for the same in case you have any head injury, whiplash or any trauma to neck or upper body. Sports that increase an athlete’s risk of head trauma include:
Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion
Symptoms of a concussion vary depending on both the severity of the injury and the person injured. It’s not true that a loss of consciousness always occurs with a concussion. The symptoms may begin immediately, or they may not develop for hours, days, weeks, or even months following your injury. Some people do experience a loss of consciousness, but others don’t. The signs of concussion may include:
- memory problems
- drowsiness or feeling sluggish
- double vision or blurred vision
- nausea or vomiting
- sensitivity to light or noise
- balance problems
- slowed reaction to stimuli
- Sleep Disturbance (Fatigue or interrupted sleep)
During the recovery period after a concussion, you may experience the following symptoms:
- Irritable or nervousness
- sensitivity to light or noise
- difficulty concentration
- mild headaches
It’s important for anyone who has a head injury to be evaluated by a doctor, even if emergency care isn’t required. Your doctor will evaluate your signs and symptoms, review your medical history, and conduct a neurological examination. Signs and symptoms of a concussion may not appear until hours or days after the injury.
Tests your doctor may perform or recommend include a neurological examination, cognitive testing and imaging tests like CT Scan and MRI.
Most concussions resolve on their own in 7-10 days. Most of the Doctors may advise the following things to do at the early phase of injury.
- Physical Rest
- Rest from all physical activity including sport
- Cognitive Rest
- Rest from mental activity which may include a break from school, computer use, testing, iPods, video games, television, and loud music.
If your symptoms persist, it is always recommended to see a concussion Therapist in a concussion treatment clinic. When you book your appointment with us our physiotherapist makes sure they perform all the aspects of Concussion testing to find the areas to be treated. This includes:
The neurological evaluation:
- Strength and sensation
The Cognitive Testing:
Several tests to evaluate your thinking (cognitive) skills during a neurological examination. Testing may evaluate several factors, including your:
- Ability to recall information
The Musculoskeletal Testing:
It consists of regular physiotherapy orthopedic assessment to check the Range of motion of your Head, neck and other areas of injuries along with concussion.
Based on your assessment a proper treatment plan will be made and discussed with you. An Impact testing is also done to get much better and appropriate results.