Have you been diagnosed with a concussion or are you suspecting you have a concussion? As much as you may want to wait it out and see if it gets better, getting assessed as soon as possible is best. It is no longer recommended that a concussed patient rest in the dark for days on end. Early management is key to your recovery. We can help guide you through the appropriate steps to aid in your recovery.
Concussions are complex injuries that can involve multiple systems in your body. They are not only caused by a blow to the head. A fall or a blow to the chest can also cause a concussion. Along with every concussion, there is a neck injury or whiplash, even if you do not experience neck pain. For instance, you may experience only headaches, dizziness, and balance problems, but if a force was enough to cause a concussion, it will cause issues in the neck as well.
At Restore Health and Wellness in Ottawa, our physiotherapists are here to help you recover from vestibular disorders, so that you can live your life doing what you love to do, without experiencing debilitating symptoms such as dizziness, impaired balance, vertigo and more. We provide the top rated vestibular rehabilitation in Ottawa, with a team of Ottawa’s experts in physical therapy, balance training, and habituation.
What is Concussion Rehabilitation?
A concussion may seem like the simple, although troubling, effects of a particularly bad hit to the head, but they’re actually very complex injuries that involve multiple intricate systems in your body.
Concussion Rehabilitation is the specialized therapeutic process of alleviating the symptoms caused by concussions. The symptoms of concussion include headaches and migraines, dizziness, neck pain, visual changes including blurred vision and sensitivity to light. Concussions can also impart balance changes, cognitive changes such as anxiety and irritability, memory changes including difficulty concentrating, and sleep disturbances.
What does Concussion Rehabilitation treat?
At Restore Health and Wellness, we treat and manage concussion symptoms, visual and vestibular symptoms, neck and musculoskeletal system dysfunctions.
At Restore Health and Wellness, our physiotherapists perform an extensive assessment to determine the severity of your concussion and which systems have been affected. While physical therapy is a significant part of most patients' concussion rehabilitation, it is only one part of a combination of physiotherapeutic techniques to ensure that a full recovery from a head injury is achieved.
First, the severity of any disturbance to your vision, vestibular systems or balance are all accounted for in the creation of a custom tailored plan to address your concussion symptoms. Following your assessment, we’ll integrate exercise therapy, ocular reflex training and manual therapy with diet, nutritional counseling, and vestibular rehabilitation necessary for your unique condition. If appropriate, we’ll also refer you to appropriate health care professionals (such as a neuro-optometrist, an occupational therapist, or even back to your family doctor) if the respective expertise is necessary.
Book an appointment today with our Concussion Rehabilitation Physiotherapist at Restore Health and Wellness in Ottawa.
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