A concussion is defined as a disruption in neurological functioning after a significant impact to the head or elsewhere on the body. This causes biochemical imbalances in the brain cells, decreased blood flow and temporary energy deficits within the brain. A concussion is a form of a brain injury.
After a suspected concussion, an athlete should be immediately removed from play, assessed, and placed on complete rest to optimize recovery from the energy deficit associated with a concussion. Research shows that any activity immediately following a concussion, including both mental and physical activities, can delay healing from the concussion. Thus, complete rest from mental and physical activities is the immediate treatment after a concussion.
Our practitioners can help you evaluate your concussion symptoms and how to reintroduce activity into your daily routine. We are trained to work with headaches, dizziness, neck or back pain, and other symptoms following a concussion. Most importantly, we guide you through a gradual return to your mental and physical activities to enable a safe return to your normal lifestyle or sport and prevent further, potentially more severe, concussion injuries.