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Concussion Management

Concussion Management at Terranova Physiotherapy in Richmond, BC

Did you know that you don’t need to bump your head to get a concussion? And that a concussion is actually a type of brain injury? Concussions have been disregarded and ignored by many. But the physiotherapists at Terranova Physiotherapy in Richmond, BC, take concussion management very seriously.

It doesn’t matter if you have a diagnosis for a concussion or suspect you have one. The physiotherapists at Terranova Physiotherapy in Richmond, BC, will immediately complete a thorough assessment of your concussion symptoms. Your physiotherapist develops an optimally safe, customized care program to support your healing. A concussion can leave lingering 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?

Chances are if you suspect you have a concussion, you probably do. Most people with a concussion can recall an event, but if you lose consciousness (or even if not), you may not remember the event that caused your concussion. Symptoms may not start for a couple of days, so you may need someone else to help you trace back your symptoms to the specific event.

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 Terranova Physiotherapy in Richmond, BC, 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 Terranova Physiotherapy in Richmond, BC, today for a comprehensive assessment and to determine if concussion management is right for you.

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