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Concussion Treatment in Calgary
Concussions are complicated injuries that can affect individuals in a variety of ways. When most people hear the term “concussion”, they think about a sports injury, but concussions can occur in many situations, including car accidents and falls. At Encompass, we have one of the best concussion treatment facilities in Calgary with proven expertise.
What's Offered Under Concussion Management?
At our clinic, you will receive an assessment to examine not only your physical symptoms after your concussion, but help evaluate your neurocognitive abilities as well. The therapist will also help examine the interaction of any pre-existing conditions with your concussion and any symptom overlap that you may have, as this will all play a role in your concussion rehabilitation. Your therapist will assess your cervicogenic and vestibular systems, as many times, these are affected by concussions. Based on your assessment, the therapist will work with you to help determine the best management for your concussion. This will include developing a treatment and exercise regime to get you to return to work or play.
If you are worried that you may have suffered a concussion or want to have a baseline assessment performed for comparison in the event of a future concussion, contact our clinic.
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FAQs on Concussion Management
A concussion is also known as a mild traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that causes the brain to move rapidly inside the skull. A concussion is one of the most common injuries in all contact sports and motor vehicle accidents. A person who has experienced a concussion may experience a number of symptoms that range from headaches and nausea to dizziness, balance problems, difficulty concentrating, memory loss, and sleep difficulties. While many people make a full recovery after suffering a concussion injury, symptoms can last for months or even years.
Anyone who has suffered a head injury in a sport or in an accident should benefit from seeking treatment for a concussion. A concussion can result in headaches, dizziness, nausea, impaired judgment and coordination, emotional instability, and memory loss. The physical symptoms of concussions may appear immediately or develop over time. It is important to seek medical advice after a concussion and to treat concussions properly since they can have effects that last long after the incident occurred.
Signs of a concussion injury may include dizziness, fatigue, loss of consciousness, nausea, headache, difficulty concentrating, poor balance or coordination, problems with speech, reduced function, and problems with sleeping. These symptoms may take up to seven days or longer to appear. If you or someone you know suffers these symptoms after a head injury, seek medical advice immediately.
At Encompass, concussion treatment is charged the same as regular physiotherapy appointments for the initial visits and follow-up appointments.
Yes. Concussion management is covered by all the major personal health insurance plans as it falls under the title of physiotherapy services.
The usual duration of an appointment for concussion treatment is 60 minutes for an inital appoinment and 30 minutes for the follow-up appointment. For the initial appointment, our physiotherapist will perform a thorough assessment of the client with the concussion injury, will discuss the findings with the client, develop a treatment plan in accordance with the client’s goals, utilize treatment techniques, and create an individual exercise program for the client to do at their own at home.