WHAT IS A CONCUSSION?
A concussion describes mild brain trauma as a result of a biomechanical force being transmitted to the head, neck or brain. Most concussions will resolve within about a week on their own. Post-concussion syndrome is the set of symptoms that may persist beyond that initial period.
Diagnosis of concussion is complicated. If you suspect a concussion, go to your doctor. In Ontario, only physicians, nurse practitioners and neuropsychologists can communicate the diagnosis of concussion. It’s always important to play it safe. If you have symptoms, seek treatment.
Symptoms can vary from person to person.
Treatment of concussion focuses on managing inflammation and oxidation within the brain and relieving associated changes. A team approach, like you’ll get at Absolute Health and Wellness, will ensure you get properly assessed and treated.
WHO SHOULD I SEE AT ABSOLUTE HEALTH AND WELLNESS?
We recommend going to the hospital during the acute phase, immediately after you've sustained a concussion.
Once you need treatment, we recommend seeing our physiotherapists or chiropractors first for a 1-hour long assessment and initial treatment. We also have Registered Massage Therapists and Naturopaths who may all be able to help in certain aspects of concussion management.
HOW WE COMMONLY TREAT CONCUSSIONS
- Sleep Hygiene
- Nutrition and Supplements
- Lifestyle and Behavior Modification
- Vestibular Rehabilitation
- Balance Training
- Gaze Stabilization
- Vision Retraining
- Headache and Neck Pain
- Sensory Re-training
Every concussion is different so we tailor your treatment plan to your individual needs.