Concussion rehabilitation

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Lauren McGuire, Marj Belot and Matt Powell have taken a special interest in concussion management, base-line testing for concussions, post-concussion syndrome, and vestibular rehabilitation. They are up to date with the latest research and treatment techniques available with this growing field of rehabilitation.

A Baseline Concussion Screen is done at any time and provides an accurate reference for recovery measurement in the event of a concussion. Allow an hour for a full screen.

Concussions are not just caused by a direct blow to the head. A concussion can be caused by the body being hit anywhere and an impulse force transmits to the head. Typically a concussion has a rapid onset and an impairment that is very short-lived with most people become symptom free within 10 days. Symptoms can be subtle and may not appear until many hours after the event.

Symptoms of concussions can include:

  • Headache (the most common complaint)
  • Visual impairment
  • Mood changes (increased irritability)
  • Fatigue
  • Memory difficulties
  • Imbalance or Vertigo (the sense the word is spinning around you)
  • Feeling like you are in a “fog”

Symptoms of a concussion can persist when the central nervous system is either pushed too hard or in some causes under stimulated. At West 4th Physio we treat concussions from every angle; from the front- line on the field assessment, to helping athletes return to sport, to post-concussion syndrome and the complexities of post MVA.