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Empower Physiotherapy’s team of experienced physiotherapists specialize in managing and guiding patients through the recovery process following concussions and post-concussion syndrome.

What is a concussion?

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that results from a blow, jolt, or impact to the head or body causing the brain to move rapidly within the skull. While concussions are commonly associated with sports injuries, they can occur in various settings, such as car accidents or falls.

Common signs and symptoms:

Common signs and symptoms of concussions may include headaches, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, confusion, memory difficulties, and sensitivity to light or noise. It is crucial to recognize these symptoms promptly and seek professional assessment and guidance.

Difference between concussion and post-concussion syndrome:

While a concussion symptoms typically resolves within 10-14 days, post-concussion syndrome (PCS) refers to the persistence of symptoms beyond 14 days. PCS may include prolonged headaches, difficulty concentrating, mood changes, and ongoing sensitivity to stimuli. Our team at Empower Physiotherapy is skilled in differentiating between concussion and PCS to guide appropriate treatment plans.

What our Concussion Assessment Entails:

Our specialized physiotherapy concussion assessment involves a thorough evaluation of your symptoms, neurological function, and musculoskeletal status. We assess your cardiovascular system, balance, coordination, vision, and cognitive function to create a comprehensive profile of your condition. This information guides the development of a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

What Treatments do we offer for Concussions?

Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in the comprehensive management of concussions and post-concussion syndrome. Our treatments may include vestibular rehabilitation to address issues with balance and dizziness, gradual return-to-activity programs, manual therapy to address neck and musculoskeletal symptoms, and exercises to improve  your cardiovascular system, cognitive function and overall well-being. Education on symptom management, sleep hygiene, and stress reduction techniques are integral components of our approach to concussion care.

At Empower Physiotherapy, we understand the challenges that come with concussions and post-concussion syndrome. Our dedicated team is committed to empowering you on your journey to recovery, helping you regain optimal function, and improving your overall quality of life. Contact us today for expert care and support in managing concussions and their aftermath.

$135 for initial appointment