If you are local to Chatham-Kent and wish to book a Concussion Management appointment we are ready to serve you. Appointments can be made by booking online or by calling 226-996-1712 directly.
What is a Concussion?
A concussion is a form of brain injury resulting from a direct or indirect blow to the head, face, or jaw causing an alteration in brain function. Concussions can produce a wide array of symptoms which pose a challenge for coaches, trainers, parents, and health professionals involved in the care of an injured athlete. The time-course for recovery also varies widely from athlete to athlete, making it impossible to employ a “cookie-cutter” approach to concussion rehabilitation and return-to-participation timelines.
Shift Concussion Management Computerized neurocognitive testing enables our team to assess a variety of performance factors including: Memory Reaction Time, Attention Span and Problem Solving Abilities.
Concussions often take considerable toll on your balance and visual coordination. Obtaining both baseline and post-injury performance values provides objective information when determining an athlete’s readiness to return to sport.
After Injury Care: Where Do I Go?
Athletes/Individuals with a suspected concussion should seek medical assistance as early as possible with their Family MD, Sport Physician or Pediatrician. Your doctor will determine if you have sustained a concussion and give you early recommendations for self-care. The second step is to book an initial assessment so that proper treatment can be provided and time lost from work or sport can be minimized.