Concussion Rehab

Concussion Rehab involves using a variety of therapies to enhance your concussion recovery. It includes treatment from specialists such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, mental health counsellors, and more. They provide treatment including guided exercise, manual therapy, and education. It helps you get better sooner, preventing complications, and ensures that you are ready to safely return to work, sports, and all your daily activities.

A concussion can really put your life on hold. Even if your symptoms are relatively mild, your concussion recovery can still take you out of action for weeks. If you try to return to your normal routine too soon, it can end up making things worse. For example, if you return to sports too early, it increases the risk for another concussion and potentially fatal brain injury.

In addition, concussions sometimes lead to complications like post-concussion syndrome. It can involve symptoms that continue for months after your concussion, such as:

  • Post-traumatic headache
  • Sleep issues
  • Dizziness and vertigo
  • Mental health disorders
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Fatigue

Concussion management helps you avoid or manage those issues. While it’s important to rest immediately following a concussion (for the first 24-48 hours), studies show that guided physical activity and treatment helps reduce symptoms, improve brain function, solve blood flow issues, and repair injured tissue.

How does Concussion Rehab work?

Concussion rehab involves both assessment and treatment. Our healthcare practitioners will start by assessing you and your injury and symptoms. Then they may perform neurological and cognitive tests to check your reflexes, coordination, vision, memory, and concentration. They may also use diagnostic imaging tools such as CT scan and MRI.

These tests and diagnostics will help them in creating a custom management plan for you. That plan may incorporate a wide variety of therapies and treatments including:

  • Physiotherapy such as exercise programs to improve blood flow and promote healing
  • Chiropractic to treat headaches, balance, and vision issues that are caused by nerve injuries
  • Education on managing symptoms
  • Talk therapy for mental health issues

Vestibular rehabilitation to solve dizziness and vertigo

What our Practitioners do:

Our certified specialists are able to treat both concussion rehab and post-concussion syndrome. 

  Concussion:

o Comprehensive concussion & neurological assessment 

o Customized return-to-work, and return-to-sport programs 

  Chronic Injury Management (Post-Concussion Syndrome) 

o Comprehensive multi-stage assessment and rehabilitation for: 

  • Balance/Vestibular disorders 
  •  Visual disorders 
  • Exercise rehabilitation for blood flow issues
  • Sleep hygiene education
  •  Manual therapy for cervical headaches 

The time it takes to see results varies case by case, with the help of a concussion management plan, most people are able to completely recover in just a few days.

When you compare that to the several months or even years that concussion complications can stick around, you’ll see just how useful a management plan can be in getting you back to normal life.

Cost and Coverage

Our services are covered by most extended health insurance plans. That includes the coverage you may have through an employer, workers’ compensation, or auto insurance. That means our treatments may be available at little to no cost to you. Let us aid in your recovery. Give us a call today to learn more about our services.

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Research shows that the key to concussion rehab is a multidisciplinary approach. That’s why Activa Clinics is your ideal choice.  We have a large team of doctors and specialists who are experts in concussion treatment and rehabilitation. They will work together to ensure you are completely healed from head to toe. 

We have seven clinic locations in Southern Ontario that serve communities including Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton, Scarborough, or Kitchener.