Commotions cérébrales

Concussion Management

Early management is the key to a successful recovery!

When we have an injury, we naturally try to rest it. We place ice on it and take a break from sports and activities. Well, concussions are injuries to the brain. We need to use a similar approach, but we cannot simply put ice on our brain. With concussion, we need to rest the brain from any physical, mental, environmental and mostly visual demands. Complete rest is required for the first 48 hours.

Your physiotherapist will be able to provide you with education about rest and how to get out of rest safely. You will receive treatment for any neck issues that can arise. You will also be provided with individualized exercises focusing on the affected areas (vision, vertigo/vestibular, cardiovascular, balance) to gradually build your activity tolerance. Your physiotherapist will help you with a safe return to work, school and sports by using established Canadian Guidelines.

Did you know?

You don’t need to hit your head to suffer from a concussion. Anything that causes the brain to move suddenly inside the skull can cause a concussion. An indirect trauma (falling on your tailbone) or a quick head movement (whiplash) can cause the brain to suddenly move in your skull and ultimately cause a concussion.

Are these concussion symptoms familiar to you?

Headaches, dizziness, nausea, fogginess, light sensitivity, noise sensitivity, loss of concentration, loss of memory, blurry or double vision, altered mood (fatigue, depression, anxiety, short tempered, angered)

Don’t wait, call us today to get a full assessment of your concussion symptoms and get a rapid return to your full function!