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Concussion Management

Concussion Management at Mt. Lehman Physiotherapy in Abbotsford

Even without bumping your head, you can get a concussion. A concussion is actually a type of brain injury. Concussions historically have been disregarded and ignored by many, but now the medical community is starting to see how important concussion management is. Fortunately, the physiotherapists at Mt. Lehman Physiotherapy in Abbotsford take concussion management very seriously.

It doesn’t matter if you have a diagnosis for a concussion or suspect you have one. Our physiotherapists will immediately complete a thorough assessment of your symptoms. Your physiotherapist will develop a safe, customized care program to support your healing journey if you have a concussion. Concussions can cause short- and long-term physical, mental, and emotional problems if not treated properly.

What Causes Concussions?

The most common causes of concussions are injuries sustained in a car accident, a sports accident, work accidents, or in children, playground accidents. It could also be the result of a violent attack.

Concussion recovery must be managed over several weeks to several months, depending on the severity of the injury.

How Do I Know if I Have a Concussion?

Most people who have a concussion can trace back to an event, but if they lose consciousness or even if not, they may not remember what caused their concussion. Symptoms may not start for a day or two, so you may need someone else to help you trace back your symptoms to what happened.

Everyone with a concussion doesn’t get all the symptoms, but you may experience:

  • Headaches or migraines
  • Confusion
  • A lack of coordination
  • Balance problems
  • Memory loss
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in your ears (tinnitus)
  • Sleepiness
  • Extreme fatigue

If you experienced an incident that may have caused a concussion, even without symptoms, it could be best to have an assessment.

If you have suffered a concussion, physiotherapy at Mt. Lehman Physiotherapy in Abbotsford can help you with:

  • Balance
  • Focus
  • Stability
  • Gait
  • Mood
  • Strengthening neck muscles
  • Ensuring you have good mobility in your joints and surrounding soft tissues

Call Mt. Lehman Physiotherapy in Abbotsford today for a comprehensive assessment and to determine if concussion management is right for you.

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