What Is Concussion?

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). It can occur after an impact to your head or after a whiplash-type injury that causes your head and brain to shake quickly back and forth. A concussion results in an altered mental state that may include becoming unconscious.

Anyone can become injured during a fall, car accident, or any other daily activity. If you participate in impact sports such as football or boxing, you have an increased risk of getting a concussion. Concussions are usually not life-threatening, but they can cause serious symptoms that require medical treatment. 

The number of diagnosed concussions have grown exponentially in recent years by improving awareness among people of how to properly identify the symptoms of a concussion.  However, most people are unaware of what treatments are available to ensure the symptoms resolve and full recovery is achieved.  These symptoms can result in a significant amount of disability in daily life and can also become persistent if not managed properly.  Recent high level evidence has proven that specialized physiotherapy concussion treatment is not only effective, but can also reduce the time it takes for patients to fully recover. The world’s leading researchers identified physiotherapy as a beneficial treatment option for patients suffering from concussion symptoms. 

 

The symptoms of a concussion can be very diverse and can include: 

  • Neck Pain & Headaches
  • Double Vision or Blurred Vision
  • Memory problems 
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting/Nausea
  • sensitivity to light or noise 
  • Vestibular/Balance Impairment
  • Cardiovascular Deconditioning