Types and Uses of Concussion Rehabilitation Therapy

Medical describe a concussion as a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a sudden hit to the body that causes the brain and head to move rapidly back and forth.  

This sudden movement can cause a twist in the skull, chemical changes in the brain, stretching, damage to brain cells, or something more serious.


Concussion Rehabilitation Therapy

Medical describe a concussion as a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a sudden hit to the body that causes the brain and head to move rapidly back and forth.  


This sudden movement can cause a twist in the skull, chemical changes in the brain, stretching, damage to brain cells, or something more serious.

Depending on the area of the brain injured, the functionality of the brain can be temporary or permanent. It is a myth if you are believing concussions have only effects that can be recovered. In many cases, people suffering from concussion syndromes never lose consciousness. Even in several cases, external symptoms of head trauma, such as bleeding, are also absent.


What are the Symptoms of Concussions?

Symptoms can affect your physical and mental well-being. Some symptoms will be visible immediately, and some might take a few hours, a few days, or even years. 

Symptoms of Concussions
  • Not able to recall certain events after a hit or fall.
  • Appears dazed and confused.
  • Forget instructions that were given and are unsure about the score in the recently played Game.
  • Will answer your questions quite slowly.
  • Moves awkwardly and carelessly.
  • Shows moods, personality, or behavior swings.
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting issues
  • Balance issues
  • Blurry vision
  • Getting irritated by light or noise
  • Feeling sluggish
  • Concentration or memory issues
  • Feeling down and hectic.

Signs and symptoms generally start appearing soon after the injury. However, you cannot predict how serious it can be. Getting concussion treatment in Surrey even at the least visible symptoms would be recommended.

How Does a Concussion Feel?

A concussion is a brain injury; patients living with concussion syndrome often don't have any language to express how they feel after the injury. Therefore, it is important to work with a concussion specialist in Surrey BC for your treatment who gets to know you, your family, your teammates, and/or coworkers who may notice some changes in you.

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What Do You Need From Concussion Rehabilitation?

Concussion syndrome if not dealt with on time can lead to Prolonged Concussion Symptoms, usually known as Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS), creating complex problems with you that require a well-trained and experienced concussion clinician to solve. 

Types of Concussion Rehabilitation

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Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is sometimes used in ways to help with things like dizziness, balance, and nausea; it is also used in combination with other therapies to have the right effect on a head injury. The goal is to return to normal and is done through Vigorous physical training ensuring there is plenty of oxygen available for your brain cells to use in subsequent tasks.

Vestibular Therapy

A vestibular therapist is trained to heal patients having balance problems and dizziness. Many patients' experiences dealing with concussion syndrome involve changes in vision, the inner ear, and the region of the brain that helps in maintaining balance. If a concussion has impacted your vision, that would lead to difficulty balancing or feeling dizziness as well. Here, the neuromuscular therapist will mainly work on your vestibular rehabilitation.

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Speech Therapy

The speech therapist will target cognitive things like thinking and reasoning, memory, and attention. Speech therapy is used with occupational therapy in situations like short-term memory problems, and difficulty making decisions.

Occupational Therapy

An occupational therapist tries to compensate for your injury by help doing multisensory exercises. This rehabilitation can also be continued when you are done with treatment since the therapist teaches you how to continue these exercises on your own.

Vision Therapy

If you’re having vision problems that originate from a concussion, typical eye doctors will not be able to deal with it because they are trained in a way to treat your eyes, and if the source of the problem is a concussion, your eyes are not the problem. Rather, it’s the connection that exists between the brain and the eyes that is likely causing the issue. Vision therapists will take you through a set of exercises to help your vision recover functionality quickly

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Music Therapy

In this therapy, headphones, and sounds are used to calm the nervous system during the treatment During this resting phase, patients often listen to Brainwaves which have a series of binaural waves to encourage a restful brain state. This improves brain functionality for further treatments.

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Massage Therapy

Although massage therapy can’t improve concussion symptoms permanently but massage therapy in Surrey can help you relax and relieve tensions making it easier to have targeted concussion therapies.

What is the Purpose of Concussion Rehabilitation?

Physical therapists will examine and treat many problems related to concussions. As no two concussions in your body are the same, a physical therapist will thoroughly examine your neurological, orthopedic, and cardiovascular systems to prescribe what is best for you to

Rest Well And Speedy Recovery

Your physical therapist will make you and your family understand why you should limit any kind of activity like walking, some daily tasks, and the use of electronic items after a concussion until it is safe for you to return to your daily schedule activities. A small period of rest will support brain healing and help symptoms go away as quickly as possible. Your physical therapist will specify the rest and recovery program most appropriate according to your condition.

Restoring Physical Endurance

The rest and recovery phase required after concussion syndrome can result in muscle weakness and a decrease in physical strength. Your concussion therapist will help you regain your muscle strength. Your therapist will outline a customized therapeutic exercise program for you, and they will closely observe your symptoms and participate with you.

Controlling Dizziness

If you feel dizziness or difficulty maintaining balance after a concussion, a concussion therapist in Surrey BC ( vestibular therapist ) will help you. They will help to restore the inner ear and its connection with the brain by teaching you specific exercises, some of which you will be able to do at home.

Accessing the Causes of Headaches and Reducing Them

Your physical therapist will find out the different possible causes of your headache problem and will use specific treatments and exercises to reduce and eradicate them. Treatment can include doing stretches, strength and motion exercises, different eye exercises, hands-on techniques like using specialized massage, and the use of modern technologies such as electrical stimulation.

Returning to Normal Schedule

As symptoms ease and you are now able to get back to your normal strength without symptoms returning, your physical therapist will gradually add some activities to make a complete and safe return to your daily schedule. Your concussion management therapist will also make sure that no overworking is done by the brain and nervous system as you increase your activity level.

Why is it Important to Diagnose and Treat Concussions?

If you have concussion symptoms your brain needs rest to heal properly. if you continue to live your life normally it will make concussion symptoms even worse and the pain and injuries will last longer.

If you believe you have concussion syndrome but are unsure, it is best to consult a concussion therapist who will properly diagnose you and, if positive, will provide you with the best possible treatment.

Concussion rehabilitation specialists at Khalsa Physiotherapy Clinic in Surrey will thoroughly assess and access concussion patients. Patients will receive specific concussion treatment in Surrey after their concussion symptoms have been properly analyzed and classified.

Our concussion management therapist and well experience in managing different concussion syndromes and treating post-concussion problems.

Also, our specialists are certified clinical specialists and they have advanced knowledge, skills, and experience that we can use for the specific needs of an individual.

General tip when you go for our physical therapist 👍

Be prepared to describe your problem in much detail as possible and what conditions affecting your symptoms even worse so that we can address the root cause of your concussion syndrome and you can get back to your routine as quickly as possible.