Physiotherapy First offers concussion therapy treatments and services to help aid in recovery after experiencing a concussion. This form of physiotherapy uses various techniques and methods to help the brain recover from the injury.

Our physiotherapists provide an exceptional level of care and treatment for people recovering from a concussion. We take the time to assess the nature of your injuries and the extent of the injuries when developing a customized treatment plan to help aid in your recovery.

What Is a Concussion?

A concussion is an injury to the head as a result of a serious impact that injures the brain. The forces of the impact cause the brain to move and press against the skull. This movement can cause bruising, swelling, damage to brain cells, and changes in how the brain creates various chemicals.

In addition, it is not uncommon to experience neck and shoulder injuries, as well as spinal injuries from the impacts that cause a concussion. At Physiotherapy First, our physiotherapists can also help treat your other injuries to help you recover.

What Are Some Common Symptoms of a Concussion?

Aside from being involved in a traumatic accident that caused an impact to the head, you may notice one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Tiredness
  • Light Sensitivity
  • Problems Concentrating
  • Problems Remembering Things
  • Blurred and/or Double Vision
  • Delayed Responses

One of the concerns with concussions is symptoms do not always manifest immediately following an accident. During an accident, our bodies release large amounts of endorphins that act as a natural pain reliever. It is not until the endorphins start to wear off that the symptoms will begin to become noticeable.

Furthermore, some people do not experience any symptoms for several days, weeks, or a month following the accident. As such, it is important to seek medical treatment following an accident that caused impacts to the head, such as from sports, car accidents, work accidents, and so on.

What Is a Concussion?

A concussion is an injury to the head as a result of a serious impact that injures the brain. The forces of the impact cause the brain to move and press against the skull. This movement can cause bruising, swelling, damage to brain cells, and changes in how the brain creates various chemicals.

In addition, it is not uncommon to experience neck and shoulder injuries, as well as spinal injuries from the impacts that cause a concussion. At Physiotherapy First, our physiotherapists can also help treat your other injuries to help you recover.

What Are Some Common Symptoms of a Concussion?

Aside from being involved in a traumatic accident that caused an impact to the head, you may notice one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Tiredness
  • Light Sensitivity
  • Problems Concentrating
  • Problems Remembering Things
  • Blurred and/or Double Vision
  • Delayed Responses

One of the concerns with concussions is symptoms do not always manifest immediately following an accident. During an accident, our bodies release large amounts of endorphins that act as a natural pain reliever. It is not until the endorphins start to wear off that the symptoms will begin to become noticeable.

Furthermore, some people do not experience any symptoms for several days, weeks, or a month following the accident. As such, it is important to seek medical treatment following an accident that caused impacts to the head, such as from sports, car accidents, work accidents, and so on.

What Is Concussion Therapy Treatment?

Concussion therapy treatment focuses on the cause of the injuries and the individual. At Physiotherapy First, we understand each patient will have different types of accidents and injuries. Therefore, we customize each patient’s treatment plan to be specific to their needs.

Part of our concussion therapy treatment includes educating you about your injuries and how they can affect normal function. We take the time to assess other soft tissue, muscular, and skeletal injuries when formulating your treatment plan.

Another aspect of our concussion therapy treatment addresses developing techniques and methods to help you recover, which could include:

  • Reducing dizziness and problems with balancing related to the vestibular system.
  • Recommending rest and limitations on activities to give your brain the time it needs to heal and recover.
  • Using various methods to help reduce the frequency and severity of headaches including using different exercises you can do at home.
  • Improve the strength of the brain and its functioning through various exercises and altering these as you become stronger.
  • Implementing a gradual return to normal routines and activities as you improve and recover.
  • Reducing dizziness and problems with balancing related to the vestibular system.
  • Recommending rest and limitations on activities to give your brain the time it needs to heal and recover.
  • Using various methods to help reduce the frequency and severity of headaches including using different exercises you can do at home.
  • Improve the strength of the brain and its functioning through various exercises and altering these as you become stronger.
  • Implementing a gradual return to normal routines and activities as you improve and recover.

How Are Treatment Plans Customized?

During your initial visit, our physiotherapists will conduct various testing methods to establish a baseline for your concussion. The baseline helps us determine what types of treatments and services would benefit you the most. Additionally, the baseline allows us to determine the extent of your injuries and monitor your progress as you receive concussion therapy treatment.

How Long Do I Need Concussion Therapy Treatments and Services?

The duration of your concussion therapy treatments and services is related to the extent of the trauma and injuries you sustained. In general, it can take up to three months before all symptoms subside, sometimes longer. The goal of our physiotherapists is to ensure you fully recover from your concussion and your symptoms have completed gone away.

For further information about concussion therapy treatment and services in Brampton, or to schedule an initial consultation with one of our physiotherapists, please feel free to contact Physiotherapy First at 905-796-6662 today! We would be happy to discuss your health benefits plan coverage, answer any questions you may have, and help you feel better.

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