Concussion Management In Scarborough
Concussion management varies from person to person, as there are many factors that can affect recovery. Every person’s experience after a concussion is different!
In general, full rest (mental and physical) is recommended for the first 1-2 days after an injury. After that, your symptoms are monitored as you progressively increase physical and mental demands. Your concussion management assessment will involve gathering your personal history; assessing the visual, vestibular, and balance systems; and other associated signs and symptoms.
Usually, concussion management includes education, relative rest, recommendations for any modifications to daily life, physiotherapy for neck pain and other associated conditions, visual/vestibular/balance rehabilitation exercises, and progressive physical and mental exertion in preparation for return to work or sport.
Some of the more common symptoms to experience after a concussion are:
- Neck pain
- Light or sound sensitivities
- Changes in mood
- Feeling emotional
- Low mood
- Easily frustrated
- Difficulty concentrating or remembering
- Sleep disturbances
- Blurry or double vision
- Balance issues
Learn more about the Vestibular Rehabilitation services that we also provide at our physiotherapy clinic.
Contact our Scarborough physiotherapists today to learn more about how our team can help treat your concussion symptoms.