Concussion

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that is caused by a direct blow to the head or a force transmitted through the body to the head. Concussion can cause an array of symptoms including dizziness, headaches, reduced visual scanning, fatigue, irritability and impaired concentration.

Our comprehensive evaluation allows us to identify the deficits associated with the symptoms and develop an individualized treatment plan. The concussion management program consists of:

  • Education in a staged return to school, work, daily activities and sports to allow brain healing and reduce symptoms
  • Vestibular rehabilitation to improve dizziness, balance and visual tracking. Testing for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo may be performed to rule out peripheral source of dizziness
  • Mechanical evaluation of cervical spine to assess for movement disorder contributing to headache or neck pain
  • Visual training to improve motor function, coordination and speed