WHAT WE DO TO HELP YOUR CONCUSSION

Looking for concussion therapy near you? Body Science Therapy & Performance Centre is a proud clinic of the Complete Concussion Management Inc.™ (CCMI) Partnership Program — a network of clinics around the world offering evidence-based concussion treatment in Mississauga and the GTA.

From initial pre-season baseline testing to concussion treatment and rehabilitation — and as partnered CCMI practitioners — we collaborate with primary care physicians to co-manage concussions, helping patients and athletes safely return to learn, work and play.

WHAT IS A CONCUSSION?
A concussion is a brain injury caused by acceleration or deceleration of the brain within the skull, following a significant impact to the head or elsewhere on the body.

The impact causes a biochemical imbalance within the brain cells, resulting in decreased blood flow and temporary energy deficits within the brain. Concussion symptoms are often difficult to detect at first — however, the brain damage caused by these impacts can result in severe impairment if medical attention is not sought out.

Common symptoms of a concussion to watch for may include:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Headache
  • Pressure in the head
  • Neck pain
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness or balance problems
  • Memory problems
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Changes in mood, including irritability or depression
  • Changes in personality
  • FatigueDifficulty concentrating
  • And more

While it’s rare for a single mild concussion to cause permanent brain damage, having a second concussion after the first one can result in much more severe, long-term damage over time.

If you think you’ve suffered a concussion and are exhibiting any of the above-mentioned symptoms, our experts are here to help. Our CCMI concussion rehabilitation program will allow our primary care physicians to monitor your symptoms and ensure a safe recovery.

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The Benefits of Post-Concussion Rehabilitation

Post-concussion rehabilitation includes a detailed plan to help you take the right steps to let your brain recover after a concussion. The first step should be to simply let your brain get its well-needed rest. That means no checking your phone, watching TV, or gaming — just dozing off and letting your brain take a break.

As your brain recuperates, our concussion rehab specialists will work alongside you to ensure your recovery is properly underway and that you aren't taking on any strenuous activities. Our team will also continually monitor your symptoms to make sure you’re receiving premium care at every step of the way.

Many patients are not aware that the first 30 days following a concussion are the most crucial for the brain’s overall health and recovery. As such, you’re best off receiving post-concussion rehab sooner after an injury as opposed to later. 

This is also another key indicator as to why all concussion patients are advised to seek medical attention, even if they believe their concussion isn’t more than a mild bump on the head. Any of the above-mentioned symptoms should be followed up with the evaluation of a specialist immediately to avoid any serious complications.

Resting

During the early stage following injury, a period of relative symptom-limited physical and cognitive rest is recommended.

Research suggests 24 to 48 hours — however, these decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.

Following a short period of rest, the International Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport (2016) recommends a gradual increase in mental and physical activity by a licenced healthcare practitioner trained in concussion management.

Additional Services With CCMI

In conjunction with CCMI, we offer services and strategies for concussion treatment near you, including:

  • CCMI based interventions combined with a P-DTR approach, to address nervous system imbalances and facilitate quicker and long-term recovery
  • Exertional testing for return-to-sport readiness and sub-symptom threshold exercise programs for persistent symptoms
  • Vestibular, oculomotor and cervical spine rehabilitation
  • Balance, reaction time, visual processing, and neurocognitive testing (pre-season baseline and/or post-injury/return to sport testing)
  • Educational resources
Multimodal Pre-Season Testing

Multimodal pre-season testing is a series of physical and cognitive tests that provides a pre-injury overview of healthy brain function.

These tests can offer healthcare practitioners an objective benchmark on which to compare should a patient sustain a concussion.

It’s important to remember that not all baseline testing is created equal. CCMI has selected the best evidence-based tools available to provide you with comprehensive, multimodal, proven baseline-testing.

Baseline Testing

As concussion symptoms often disappear days to weeks before the brain has recovered, having valuable baseline information may help practitioners to make safer return to play decisions.

During the early stage following injury, a period of relative symptom limited physical and cognitive rest is recommended.
Research suggests 24 to 48 hours, however, these decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.

Following a short period of rest, the International Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport (2016) recommends a gradual increase in mental and physical activity by a licensed healthcare practitioner trained in concussion management.

Multimodal pre-season testing is a series of physical and cognitive tests that provides a pre-injury overview of healthy brain function.
These tests can offer healthcare practitioners with an objective benchmark on which to compare should a patient sustain a concussion.

It’s important to remember that not all baseline testing is created equal. CCMI has selected the best evidence-based tools available to provide you with comprehensive, multimodal, proven baseline-testing.

Baseline Testing

As concussion symptoms often disappear days to weeks before the brain has recovered, having valuable baseline information may help practitioners to make safer return to play decisions.
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CCMI Concussion Tracker Smartphone Application
The CCMI Concussion Tracker smartphone app supports safer return-to-sport decisions for young athletes. The app captures and shares an athletes’ concussion status in real time.

 Where a concussion hits, Concussion Tracker enables an athlete’s stakeholders to:

  • Report and track concussion

  • Conduct sideline assessments

  • Ensure seamless communication

  • Record athlete’s recovery status and timeline

  • Scan and share medical documents

  • Track daily symptoms for recovery progress

  • Store and view pre-season concussion test results

Download the Concussion Tracker app for free today on the App Store and Google Play!

CCMI Free Educational Resources
When a concussion hits, the more knowledge the better. CCMI’s free educational resources will help to increase your concussion management awareness.

Download Complete Concussions | Educational Resources free today!

Downloads available include:

  • Concussion Handbook

  • Concussion Code of Conduct

  • Implementation Guide

  • Educational infographics

  • Concussion FAQs

About Complete Concussion Management Inc.

CCMI is a global concussion research and clinical management network, with 300+ clinic locations that provide concussion testing, management, and treatment services across five countries. 

Through evidence-based training programs and integrated healthcare technologies, CCMI empowers multidisciplinary teams to provide standardized care to those impacted by concussions. CCMI serves to improve the collective understanding of the prevention, management, and prognosis of concussion while also providing accessible, patient-centric care based on the latest scientific and medical research

Learn More About CCMI Today

At Body Science Therapy & Performance Centre, we are proud to work with CCMI at our dedicated concussion treatment clinic in Mississauga. For more information, visit www.completeconcussions.com or fill out our contact form below.

If you’ve suffered an injury, our chiropractor in Mississauga can also help treat any other injuries to the back, neck, shoulders, or more.

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