Concussion therapy is designed to soothe the unique pain that is felt by patients who are suffering from a concussion.
What is a Concussion?
A concussion is a type of TBI — Traumatic Brain Injury — that is caused by a blow, bump, or even jolt to the head. In fact, it can occur in any instance when the head and brain are made to move rapidly back and forth. Common causes of concussions include sports injuries, falls, or car accidents.
What is Concussion Therapy?
Concussion therapy is a medically-informed approach to lessening the negative effects that are usually felt by those who are suffering from a concussion. While it was originally believed that staying calm and restful was the best and only option in healing a concussion, it is now scientifically suggested certain treatment options can help improve the symptoms of a concussion.
Concussion therapy can look different depending on the patient, but can include things such as:
Exercise therapy has been medically proven to help aid in the healing of a concussion due to an improved brain blood flow due to movement.
Unfortunately, concussions sometimes do not only cause physical injury, but can also underlying mental health challenges in certain patients. Our professionals are specially trained to treat concussions and can help provide you with a plethora of information about your condition, as well as reassurance.
Get Well offers manual therapy services, which may play an important part in a concussion victim’s recovery process. Manual therapy is characterized by gentle and informed physical manipulations and movements.
What are Some Common Side Effects of a Concussion?
The effects of a concussion can change a patient’s life completely. Some of the side effects that may be similar to concussion sufferers include:
- Chronic headaches
- Ringing in one or both ears
- Feelings of nausea
- Blurred vision
- Constant fatigue
- Confusion or “brain fog”
- Depression and anxiety
- The loss of smell and taste
- High sensitivity to light
- Concentration problems
What Should I Expect Out of Concussion Therapy?
Your concussion care will be unique and specially catered to you. Your physical therapist will work with you to determine your physical and mental condition, and will advise you on which treatment course they believe will be best. They will also advise you of any lifestyle changes that should be considered, and will work with you until you are feeling better.
As every concussion is different, it is hard to determine what a therapy timeline could look like. However, active physical rehabilitation is generally the most effective way to treat a concussion.
Concussion Therapy at Get Well
Get Well is proud to be a Complete Concussion Management Clinic — a designation that is reserved for only certain clinics in Canada. We offer concussion therapy at our Abbotsford clinic on the South Fraser Way. Come visit us today for an intake assessment.