Acute to Persistent Concussion Symptom Management
Following a suspected concussion, we will complete an initial rehab assessment to confirm diagnosis and provide immediate information on next steps. Most concussions resolve within weeks; however, proper management during this acute phase of recovery is essential.
The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation reports that 10 to 15% of individuals who sustain a concussion will continue to experience significant symptoms beyond the normal recovery period of three months. These ongoing post-concussive symptoms can include headache, sleep disturbance, balance impairment, cognitive impairments, fatigue and mood impairments.
These symptoms can result in significant disability and impact an individual’s ability to return to desired activities including sport, work and caring for family. Our concussion management program is designed to address all areas of post-concussion syndrome with a goal of safe and efficient return to target activities.
Concussion Management Program
We are a certified Complete Concussion Management clinic (research-based concussion care solutions) and our therapists have advanced training in best practice for concussion management.
Dr. D. Warshafsky provides medical oversight to our concussion management programs and works closely with our rehab team to monitor recovery from concussion. Our multi-disciplinary concussion management team includes occupational therapists, social workers, and a chiropractor in order to allow for comprehensive care.
This care includes the following elements: