We are a concussion treatment centre in Edmonton focused on your complete recovery.
Concussions are Brain Injuries
A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). It can occur after an impact to your head or after a whiplash-type injury that causes your head and brain to shake quickly back and forth. A concussion results in an altered mental state that may include becoming unconscious.
Anyone Can Get a Concussion
Anyone can become injured during a fall, car accident, or any other daily activity. If you participate in impact sports such as football or boxing, you have an increased risk of getting a concussion. Concussions are usually not life threatening, but they can cause serious symptoms that require medical treatment.
A Growing Awareness of Concussions and Their Treatment
The number of diagnosed concussions has grown exponentially in recent years by improving awareness among people of how to properly identify the symptoms of a concussion. However, most people are unaware of what concussion management treatments in Edmonton are available to ensure the symptoms resolve and full recovery is achieved. These symptoms can result in a significant amount of disability in daily life and can also become persistent if not managed properly.
Recent evidence has proven that specialized physiotherapy concussion treatment is not only effective, but can also reduce the time it takes for patients to fully recover. The world’s leading researchers identified physiotherapy as a beneficial treatment option for patients suffering from concussion symptoms.
The symptoms of a concussion can be very diverse and can include:
- Neck pain & headaches
- Double or blurred vision
- Memory problems
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Vestibular/Balance impairment
- Cardiovascular deconditioning
Mild Cognitive Impairment
The brain may also suffer from cognitive decline without a concussion. Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) can be triggered by depression, illness, anxiety, poor health/diet, and ageing. While there is yet to be a pill or treatment to cure the type of MCI that leads to dementia or Alzheimer’s, mild forms of MCI can be managed with cognitive rehabilitation.
Our cognitive rehabilitation program in Edmonton can identity factors contributing to your symptoms. For example, a healthier diet and exercise can reduce brain fog, and pain-reducing rehabilitation can ease your muscles (less pain means clearer brain function).
Your Questions About Concussion Management and Cognitive Rehabilitation Answered:
How long should I wait before seeking treatment if I suspect I have a concussion?
Never wait if you have a brain injury, even if it is a mild one. Visit a clinic as soon as possible and go to the emergency room if your symptoms are severe. Follow up by going to a concussion treatment centre for a plan to reduce your pain and restore your brain’s function faster.
Is MCI always an indicator of dementia or Alzheimer’s?
No. While MCI is a stage between more serious issues like Alzheimer’s, it can also be caused by a number of things, from a poor diet and sedentary lifestyle to illness and advanced age. Being assessed will help to determine contributing factors, and a course of treatment can greatly improve your symptoms.
Why should I seek concussion management if my injury will naturally improve with time?
The brain does not work in isolation. Pain in one area of the body affects the body as a whole. Additionally, brain injuries can take a long time to heal and, therefore, your overall wellness is significantly affected while you recover. As the brain is your body’s most important muscle, it’s important to restore its function as quickly and safely as possible. Our concussion management treatments and cognitive rehabilitation services in Edmonton help you fully recover faster.
Can I choose my own physiotherapy clinic even if my insurance recommends one?
Yes. While your insurance company may recommend a clinic for concussion treatment in Edmonton, you are free to select the physiotherapist of your choice, as long as they are a licensed facility within the city or province.
Is concussion treatment in Edmonton Affordable?
Our direct billing makes concussion treatment and cognitive rehabilitation therapy in south Edmonton convenient and affordable. Let us check your benefit plan and tell you what is covered. Our affordable rates for those without coverage means you can get the treatment you need.
What is the ProActive approach to concussion management and cognitive rehabilitation?
Our approach for each patient is completely different because no two people are the same. We start with a very in-depth assessment of your condition and lifestyle factors, and then design a course of treatment that takes into account your injuries and your current fitness level.
How do I get the best concussion management and cognitive rehabilitation treatment in Edmonton?
Your doctor may refer you, or you can call and book with us directly without a referral. Never take your brain health for granted. Contact us today.