A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that is often caused by an impact to the head, thereby affecting your brain functions. The effects of a concussion are largely temporary but may take anywhere from days to years for the healing process to be completed. Our physiotherapists at Next Step Physical Therapy will help analyze your symptoms and create a treatment plan that would focus on problem areas. Physical therapy plays a very important role in the care of concussions.
PROBLEMS THAT MAY BE CAUSED BY CONCUSSIONS:
- Sleep Disturbances
- Blurred Vision
- Slurred Speech
- Behavioural Changes
- Seizures or Convulsions
- Moodiness and Irritability
- Issues with Concentration
Concussions may cause one or many of the above mentioned symptoms, and not all individuals heal at the same pace. Physiotherapists are trained professionals who exercise best judgement to integrate training and skill to arrive at an appropriate treatment plan that is invariable individualized through evidence based practice. The physiotherapist will begin with a detailed initial assessment, and also establish a long term education plan so that each patient is enriched with optimal care that helps restore you from any possible long term effects.
OUR CLINIC HAS IMPACT TRAINED PHYSICAL THERAPIST
Our mission is to provide high quality care working in partnership with you to reach your active goals. We are Impact Trained Physical Therapists with ITPT credentials and certified Vestibular therapists to provide comprehensive concussion management.
Impact is a tool to..
Assess the severity of the issue; Communicate post-concussion status to athletes; Help determine recovery from injury
WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU
- Position or movements that cause dizziness.
- Quick recognition of the issue using the previous records and instant care upon arrival
- Advanced concussion treatment using Impact trained physical therapists
OUR CONCUSSION PACKAGE GROUP RATE (PER PERSON)
Baseline concussion testing $100
Post-injury concussion treatment $100
Post-injury concussion assessment $150
COPING WITH CONCUSSION
Article by Giri Srinivasan