Did you know this about concussions?
A concussion is a traumatic brain Injury. Put simply, a concussion changes the way our brain functions, causing it to work less optimally. It may be caused either by a direct blow to the head, face, neck or elsewhere on the body with an “impulsive” force transmitted to the head. You do not have to hit your head to have a concussion. A Concussion may or may not involve loss of consciousness. Symptoms can start immediately or after a period of time.
Get The Information You Need About Concussion Care
If the only thing you are doing to manage your concussion is laying in a dark room and hoping it gets better, you have unfortunately been given poor advice, we know there is a better solution.
Concussions are grossly mismanaged by today's health care system.
If you feel you have suffered a concussion contact us today. Our staff have undergone extensive training in concussion management training and can help you recovery correctly and efficiently.
We treat each patient and each concussion as a truly unique scenario as no two head injuries are alike. We do not use a cookie-cutter approach to managing each concussion. Our team will perform a through assessment of concentration, cognitive function, balance and vision in order to identify your specific symptoms to provide a specific treatment plan.
Your initial screen may include:
- Computerized neurocognitive testing
- Balance testing
- Strength and Coordination testing
- Screening of visual motor skills
- Vestibular (or equilibrium) testing
- Gait assessment
- Generalized neurological screen
- Orthopedic assessment of secondary injuries (e.g. neck, shoulders)
Prevention is key. A Baseline test is a battery of test performed on a non-injured individual in order to create a health record of their brain and cognitive function pre-injury. In the unfortunate event of head injury, we can use these pre-injury results to help determine when an individual has fully recovered.