A concussion is a typically mild but traumatic brain injury usually caused when a person takes a strong impact on their head or their neck. It's possible to get concussed when you take a blow to other parts of your body if pressures are significant and get transferred to the head.

Concussion Treatment

Concussion Treatment


A concussion is a typically mild but traumatic brain injury usually caused when a person takes a strong impact on their head or their neck. It's possible to get concussed when you take a blow to other parts of your body if pressures are significant and get transferred to the head.



Are you experiencing uncomfortable symptoms from a concussion? An Inspine Physiotherapist in Coquitlam or Port Moody can employ several different techniques to get you back into optimal health.


What is a Concussion?


A concussion is a typically mild but traumatic brain injury usually caused when a person takes a strong impact on their head or their neck. It's possible to get concussed when you take a blow to other parts of your body if pressures are significant and get transferred to the head.


The symptoms of concussion differ quite broadly from person to person, but typical signs of concussion may include any mixture or all of tiredness or fatigue, headaches, trouble sleeping, and dizziness. When you get concussed, it's not because of a permanent or long-term structural brain injury; it gets caused by changes within your brain that recede in a relatively short time. When you visit a physiotherapist in Port Moody or Coquitlam, they can turn to a range of different techniques to help speed up your recovery and reduce the longevity of discomfort.


How can a Physiotherapist help me with a concussion?


When you visit Inspine Therapy's clinic in Coquitlam & Port Moody, one of our team of physios will perform a thorough examination and then recommend treatments based on your specific case. Once they've done that, they'll concentrate on relieving the symptoms of your concussion with the best-tailored therapy options so you can get the full benefits of physio.


Different patients experience various symptoms connected with a concussion, and your therapist may employ a range of techniques, including:


·  Treatment for issues with Your Cervical Spine: You may experience pain or immobility in your neck or spine due to a concussion.


·  Strength Therapy for Weakness in your Neck Muscles: A physio can help you regain strength in your neck muscles resulting from a blow.


·  Manual Therapy for Stiff Joints and Immobility: Your physio may employ a range of manual therapies to restore mobility after a concussion.


 ·  Myofascial Release Techniques for Soft Tissues: Myofascial release therapy can help with tension in soft tissues caused by trauma.


·  Balance training for Vestibular Issues: Problems of this nature are typically referred to as dizziness or balance issues and can sometimes occur after a concussion. Your therapist may employ techniques that reposition crystals in your ear to restore proper function.


·  Ocular Training for Visual Disturbances: Concussion can result in visual disturbances.


How will my Coquitlam Physiotherapist Develop a Tailored Concussion Treatment Plan?

Your therapist will begin by evaluating your specific concussion symptoms before deciding on the optimum ways to treat them. That extends to orthopedic and neurological and may even include a cardiovascular examination. Once they've developed a thorough idea about your requirements, they'll aim to treat several primary aspects of your condition:


Promoting Recovery: Your specific condition will guide the physiotherapist in terms of how much treatment you can handle and when and how long you'll need to rest for. Therapists pay careful attention to giving you precisely the right amount of rest between sessions and treatments because it's an essential part of how the body and brain heal after injuries and traumas.


Treating Dizziness and Balance: If either is on your list of symptoms, your therapist will prescribe the correct amount of vestibular physio to compensate and promote a faster recovery.


Addressing Headaches: Most concussions come with a pretty significant headache, and your physio can help with that. Specialized stretches, physical and optical exercises, and massages or electrical stimulation techniques can all help you reduce the pain associated with a concussion more quickly.

 

Restoring Strength: Taking constant note of your symptoms and their severity, your physiotherapist will concentrate on restoring your strength so you can get back to normal as quickly as possible. The more you rest, the more your muscles will weaken, so it's essential to combine some strength therapy with periods of downtime. If you need a prolonged period of rest after a particularly traumatic injury, your therapist may recommend a course of strength therapy immediately afterwards. 


Returning to Normal Physical Function: Ultimately, your physiotherapist will be aiming to get you back to doing your normal activities as quickly and safely as possible. That might be work, sport, or just everyday activities like shopping for groceries and walking or driving to pick the kids up from school. 


Physiotherapy in Coquitlam and Port Moody: Recovering from Concussion


It's important not to put up with the symptoms of a concussion for any longer than you need to, and our expert, friendly physios cover Coquitlam and Port Moody – so don't suffer in silence. You can book an appointment online or give us a call on 604-936-8288 to discuss your requirements and arrange to drop by. We're always happy to hear from you and eager to help.