Concussions can occur at any age from events such as sporting injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and falls. It is well recognized that many concussions go undiagnosed, and symptoms may appear several days or even weeks following the traumatic incident. While a direct blow to the head is the most common cause, they can also be caused indirectly, often paired with whiplash. Each concussion can present with unique signs and symptoms, and thus must be treated on an individual basis.
Signs of a concussion:
● Light or noise sensitivity
● Difficulty being in crowded or busy environments
● Difficulty reading
● Blurred vision
● Difficulty concentrating
● Neck pain
● Jaw pain
● Decreased academic performance
What to do following a concussion
A post-concussion assessment can be performed at any time following a concussion, whether it be a few hours or a few months. A thorough assessment is essential following a concussion to assess for specific deficits and abnormalities as well as to assess for any potentially serious complications. Following the assessment, a unique program will be developed between the doctor and the patient designed to help each patient meet their unique needs. If interprofessional co-management is required, we will find you the best care provider to ensure optimal recovery.
What we offer:
Acute and Chronic Concussion Management
Progressive ‘Return-to- Learn’ and ‘Return-to- Play’ Protocols
Post-Concussive Syndrome Management/Therapy
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