Concussion Management Barrie
What is a concussion?
A concussion can be simply defined as a disruption in neurological functioning following a significant impact to the head or elsewhere on the body. Concussions most often occur as a result of a collision in sport, a motor vehicle accident, or a fall. This causes a biochemical imbalance within brain cells as well as decreased blood flow and temporary energy deficits within the brain.
Common concussion symptoms:
Difficulty concentrating or remembering things
Sensitivity to light or noise
Irritability or mood swings
Nausea or vomiting
What is baseline testing?
Baseline testing is the practice of having an individual (especially an athlete) complete a variety of concussion assessment tools before participating in their sport.
This usually occurs before the start of a season in order to get baseline or “pre-injury” measurements. In the event of a suspected concussion, assessment is done again and these post-injury measurements are compared to the baseline measurements.
The goal of this testing is to identify cognitive differences in the athlete before and after the injury.
How we can help:
- Treatment/management involves:
- Comprehensive concussion & neurological assessment
- Return-to-learn and return-to-work programs
- Co-management through stepwise return-to-sport stages according to best practices and worldwide consensus statements, including multistage physical exertion testing
- Neurocognitive, vestibular, balance and visual assessments & therapy
- Concussion rehabilitation for chronic symptoms (Post-Concussion Syndrome)
- Including manual therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, and/or exercise rehabilitation
Book today in today for a complimentary phone call or initial assessment with our Chiropractor, Dr. Kelsey Pardy in the North end to see if we can help.