Concussion

Concussion

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that results in a disruption of neurological functioning following a significant impact to the head or elsewhere in the body. This causes a biochemical imbalance within brain cells as well as decreased blood flow and temporary energy deficits within the brain. A concussion may cause short term or long term symptoms, often involving physical, mental, and emotional dysfunction. A specialized physiotherapist can assess symptoms to determine if a concussion is present, and treat the injury by guiding the patient through a safe and individualized program. The rehabilitation program often consists of restoring strength and endurance, improving balance, treating dizziness, reducing headaches and returning to normal activity, work or sport.

If you would like to see a physiotherapist specialized in concussion management, book in with Jennifer (Maggie) Lang.