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Concussion Management

Concussion Management at Hillcrest Physiotherapy in Abbotsford

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 Hillcrest 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. If the assessment shows you have a concussion, your physiotherapist develops a customized recovery program to support your healing path. 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?

Sometimes, patients remember the event that caused their concussion, like an accident. But sometimes, even without losing consciousness, you may not remember what caused your concussion. That doesn’t change the fact you have a 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 Hillcrest 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 Hillcrest Physiotherapy in Abbotsford today for a comprehensive assessment and to determine if concussion management is right for you.


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