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
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:
What our Practitioners do:
Our certified specialists are able to treat both concussion rehab and post-concussion syndrome.
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.
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.
1. How Long Does It Take to Heal From a Concussion?
How long it takes you to recover from a concussion depends on several factors. The first is how serious it was. If you only experienced a mild concussion you can usually cautiously start to return to your normal life a few days later. While more serious cases can take weeks, months even, for the person to make a full recovery.
2. Is There Physical Therapy for a Concussion?
Physical therapy for concussion does exist. Some of it is designed to treat the related injuries you may have suffered. For example, a lot of people suffer neck injuries when the receive a hard knock that snaps their head back. This can be treated with physiotherapy. To recover from a concussion the brain needs good blood flow, something a physiotherapist can work with you to improve. Some people suffer from dizziness after a concussion, vestibular physical therapy can help with this.
3. Can the Brain Heal From Concussions?
The brain does heal after a concussion. Naturally, the more serious the injury is the longer it takes. If you suffer repeated concussions, the healing process will take longer, and you become more susceptible to suffering this type of injury again.