What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).  It can occur after an impact to your head or a sudden acceleration/deceleration of the head and neck.  A concussion may result in an altered mental state with or without an associated loss of consciousness.  Concussions most commonly occur as a form of sports injury, or secondary to a motor vehicle accident or fall.  Symptoms may appear immediately or hours after the incident, and may include headache, fatigue, dizziness, lightheadedness, confusion, light sensitivity, noise sensitivity, balance deficits, memory loss, trouble concentrating and irritability.  Early diagnosis and management can be helpful to improve the likelihood of a full recovery and early return to work or activity.  Physiotherapists can be an effective resource to assist with the treatment of concussion symptoms.  At Huron Crossing Physiotherapy, your physiotherapist will perform a detailed concussion assessment and develop a specific plan to assist with maximizing recovery, as well as returning to sport, work or daily activities.



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