Concussion Therapy and Management in Calgary

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What is a concussion?

A concussion, often referred to as a mild traumatic brain injury, occurs when the head, neck or face experiences a significant impact, such as a fall or a blow to another part of the body that transfers force to the head. It can also be caused by car accidents, where the rapid back-and-forth head movement leads to whiplash.

  • Aid normal cognitive functions
  • Manage concussion symptoms
  • Direct billing available
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Common signs and symptoms of a concussion

  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Balance problems or dizziness
  • Fuzzy or blurred vision
  • Difficulty thinking clearly
  • Feeling “slowed down”
  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering new information
  • Irritability or mood disturbances
  • Nervousness or anxiety
  • Sleeping more or less than usual
  • Light or sound sensitivity
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Balance problems or dizziness
  • Fuzzy or blurred vision
  • Difficulty thinking clearly
  • Feeling “slowed down”
  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering new information
  • Irritability or mood disturbances
  • Nervousness or anxiety
  • Sleeping more or less than usual
  • Light or sound sensitivity

Many people believe losing consciousness during the incident is an indicator of a concussion, but in actuality, experiencing headaches, fatigue, nausea and vomiting are much more common.

Suppose you have recently been in a car accident, fallen or suffered a blow to the head, and your situation does not resolve within 7-10 days. In that case, it is important to see a doctor or Physiotherapist as soon as possible.

Were you in a car accident?

You are entitled to 21 clinical visits as long as they are redeemed within 90 days of the accident.

Your Concussion Management and wellness program

Dylan Parsons, MPT, our Concussion and Vestibular Physiotherapist, has significant training and experience in treating patients with concussions and vestibular disorders (a common cause of dizziness). He will conduct a physical assessment and develop a customized approach based on your situation.

You may require care from a team of healthcare professionals. In this case, we will build a wellness team, who will work together to meet your individual needs.

Our approach will focus on restoring your physical and cognitive function. You will be educated on prevention and maintenance so that you can return to work, school and your daily life as quickly as possible.

Other services that can support you in your wellness include:

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the common symptoms of a concussion?

Common concussion symptoms include headaches, dizziness, balance problems, fatigue, cognitive difficulties (such as memory problems and difficulty concentrating), sensitivity to light and noise, mood changes, nausea and sleep disturbances.

How long do concussion symptoms typically last?

The duration of concussion symptoms can vary greatly depending on the individual and the severity of the injury. While some people recover within a few days to weeks, others may experience symptoms for several months or longer.

When should I seek medical attention for a concussion?

It is important to seek medical attention if you suspect a concussion. Immediate medical attention is necessary if symptoms worsen rapidly, there is a loss of consciousness, seizures occur or other concerning signs. A medical evaluation is recommended if symptoms persist or worsen over time.

Can concussions be prevented?

While preventing concussions entirely can be impossible, certain precautions can reduce the risk. These include wearing appropriate protective gear during sports or recreational activities, ensuring a safe environment at home and work, following safety guidelines and practicing proper techniques to minimize the risk of head injuries.

Can you have a concussion without losing consciousness?

Yes, having a concussion without losing consciousness is possible. Loss of consciousness occurs in only a minority of concussion cases. Many concussions occur without any loss of consciousness at all.

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Concussion Therapy in Calgary, Alberta

Welcome, we’re so glad to have you. Our Concussion Therapy servicing clinic is in NW Calgary near Nose Hill and the Calgary neighbourhoods of North Haven, Huntington Hills, Beddington Heights, Highwood, Highland Park and NE Calgary.