WHAT IS A CONCUSSION?
A concussion is an acute neurophysiological event induced by traumatic biomechanics forces to the head, neck or body as a result of sudden acceleration, deceleration or rotational force. This trauma will result in a set of clinical symptoms that may or may not include a loss of consciousness.
A concussion can be sustained from:
a motor vehicle crash
sport or recreational injury
Symptoms that persist beyond the natural recovery period of 7-10 days are considered post-concussion syndrome. These symptoms may include:
Brain fog/cognitive challenges
Vision changes, such as light sensitivity
Behavioural changes, such as irritability
Anxiety, depression and changes in mood
There is no one-size-fits-all for concussion care, as every patient presents with different symptoms. Common treatment options may include:
dynamic and static postural stability
cervical spine biomechanics and kinesthetic function
education and activity planning and pacing
return to sport/activity