Choice Health Centre is lucky enough to have three trained practitioners including myself (Kendra Brown) and Saba Chishti, both physiotherapists as a part of our concussion management team.
Common symptoms include:
Following this short period of rest, a treatment and rehabilitative plan should be established by a trained professional to ensure a safe return to learn, work and play. A Complete Concussion Management practitioner can help identify the root cause of your persistent symptoms and develop an individualized treatment plan. Your plan may include exercise therapy, manual therapy of the neck, diet/nutritional information, vestibular/visual rehabilitation, and education.
Manual Therapy: hands on treatment provided by your health care practitioner to help with pain, headaches, and concussion associated neck injuries such as whiplash.
Diet and Nutritional Intervention: introducing an anti-inflammatory diet, which includes a high intake of healthy fats, avoiding refined sugars and carbohydrates, and eating balanced meals filled with fibre, protein, and antioxidant filled fruits and vegetables.
Vestibular and Visual Rehabilitation: a vestibular-ocular motor screen is preformed and results in a rehabilitative program to help improve upon and reduce symptoms associated with balance, dizziness, visual abnormalities, concentration issues and memory problems.
Education: the most important part of any concussion rehabilitation is education and reassurance along the way. At Choice Health Centre, we take you through an individualized, guided approach to concussion management ensuring your safe return to learn, work and play, while answering all of your questions along the way.