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Concussion Rehabilitation

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that is usually caused by a direct hit to the head. At Motion Works Physiotherapy Orleans, our physiotherapists offer concussion rehabilitation services to help you get back to your usual activities.

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What is a concussion?

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) that is generally, but NOT always caused by a hit to the head. Following a concussion, brain function may change and could last anywhere from 10-14 days, however according to recent Canadian research, this change could last longer. A concussion cannot be seen on routine x-rays, CT scans, or MRIs. 

Concussions do not always include a loss of consciousness. Symptoms of a concussion often start to improve within 10-14 days. In some cases, it can take weeks or months to heal. In addition, repeated concussions may take even longer.

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How Can a Physiotherapist Help with a Concussion?

A physiotherapist can offer education and support to ensure the best possible outcome following a concussion. It is recommended that you seek physiotherapy assessment and treatment as soon as possible after the concussion. 

Concussion FAQs

Read our answers to common concussions questions.

Concussion Care

Rest is extremely important after a concussion because it helps the brain to heal. If you have sustained a concussion, get plenty of sleep at night and rest during the day.

The Concussion Awareness Training Tool is an excellent resource for players, coachers, parents, and anyone who would like to learn more about concussions.

CATT Concussion Tool

Warning Signs & Symptoms of a Concussion

Symptoms of a concussion can appear immediately or a few days after the injury occurred. It is typical to experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea & Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Pressure in the head
  • Imbalance
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Neck pain
  • Seizure
  • Blurred vision
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Noise sensitivity
  • Fatigue/low energy
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Amnesia
  • Feeling of being “not right” or in a fog
Emotional & Sleep
  • Irritable
  • Nervous/anxious
  • Sadness
  • Insomnia
  • Poor sleep quality
  • Sleeping too much

Have you been diagnosed with a concussion?

Our registered physiotherapists can develop a custom treatment plan to treat, manage, and help you heal after suffering a concussion.

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