Concussion is a brain injury that occurs when the brain is violently shaken. The injury can happen during rapid movement changes (such as whiplash) or when the head is directly hit. This shaking or hitting of the head causes unpredictable injury to any area of the brain, resulting in immediate or delayed changes in the brain’s chemistry and function. Less than 10% of concussions involve a loss of consciousness. Depending on which area of the brain suffers injury, many different temporary or permanent problems with brain function can occur.
Concussions can occur at any age, from a variety of causes, including:
Recovery from a concussion can take several weeks to several months and sometimes years, depending on many factors, including severity of the injury and the age of the person affected.
Physio therapists can evaluate and treat many problems related to concussion. Because no two concussions are the same. Here at Millwoods Physical Therapy Centre, our physiotherapists will examine your neurological, orthopedic, and cardiovascular systems in order to best prescribe a routine to address your particular symptoms and your needs in all of your daily environments. Contact us at 780-440-9003 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation today!