Brain Injury & Concussion Rehab in
DOWNTOWN TORONTO

The dedicated team of physiotherapists at Adelaide West Physiotherapy provides specialized brain injury and concussion rehab in Downtown Toronto. Our approach is deeply rooted in the latest medical research and tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient. 

Whether you are dealing with the aftermath of a mild traumatic brain injury or the enduring effects of a concussion, we can help guide you through a thorough recovery journey at your own pace.

What is Concussion Rehabilitation?

Concussion rehabilitation is a comprehensive and individualized process designed to help individuals recover from a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).

The rehabilitation process aims to address the various physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms that can result from a concussion and help the person return to their pre-injury level of functioning.

Learn about more physiotherapy services offered at our Downtown Toronto clinic to help you deal with and manage other conditions at the link below.

What is the Concussion Rehab Process

Concussion rehabilitation is a process that involves many steps, each crucial for a complete and successful recovery. Our comprehensive method meets the diverse needs of those recovering from concussions, focusing on the specific challenges they face and centered on the patient’s well-being. 

Early Intervention

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Early intervention can help prevent the worsening of symptoms and promote a faster recovery.

Physical Rest and Gradual Return to Activity

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In the initial stages of recovery, physical and cognitive rest is typically recommended to allow the brain to heal. As symptoms improve, a stepwise, gradual return to activities, both daily living tasks and physical exercise, is introduced under the guidance of a physical therapist.

Medical Evaluation and Monitoring

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Following a concussion, a medical evaluation by a healthcare provider, such as a specially trained physiotherapist, neurologist, sports medicine physician, or neuropsychologist, is essential to assess the extent of the injury and identify specific symptoms and deficits.

Symptom Management

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Various symptoms may arise after a concussion, such as headaches, dizziness, nausea, sensitivity to light or noise, and cognitive difficulties. Rehabilitation strategies may include medications, physical therapy, and occupational therapy to manage and alleviate these symptoms.

Cognitive Rehabilitation

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Cognitive deficits are common after a concussion, such as problems with memory, attention, and concentration. Cognitive rehabilitation involves exercises and strategies to help improve cognitive functioning and facilitate a return to daily activities, work, and school.

Balance and Vestibular Therapy

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Concussions can affect the vestibular system, leading to balance problems and dizziness. Vestibular therapy can help retrain the brain to improve balance and reduce dizziness through specific exercises and movements.

Vision Therapy

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Concussions can also affect visual processing and eye movements. Vision therapy may be utilized to address these visual issues and improve eye coordination and tracking.

Gradual Return to Physical Activity and Sports

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For individuals involved in sports or physical activities, a step-by-step return-to-play protocol is essential to minimize the risk of re-injury and ensure a safe return to sports participation.

Education and Coping Strategies

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Patients are educated about the nature of concussions, potential long-term effects, and strategies for coping with symptoms during recovery.

Concussion Do’s and Don’ts

The duration of concussion rehabilitation varies depending on the severity of the injury and the individual’s response to treatment. It’s important to note that every concussion is unique, and rehabilitation plans should be tailored to each individual’s specific symptoms and needs.

Successful Concussion Rehab

Successful concussion rehabilitation often requires a multidisciplinary approach involving physicians, neurologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other specialists working together to provide comprehensive care.

It’s crucial for individuals who have sustained a concussion to avoid returning to activities too quickly, as this can increase the risk of more severe and prolonged symptoms. Patience, proper management, and adherence to medical advice are essential for a successful recovery from a concussion.

Our Concussion Rehabilitation Rates

Our concussion rehabilitation treatments are offered as part of the overall, holistic physiotherapy services we provide at our clinic in Downtown Toronto. For more information on fees associated with our sessions, please visit our physiotherapy page where you can find a detailed outline of our rates or contact us directly for more information.

Why Choose AWP for Your Concussion Rehab?

The process and recovery timelines vary from person to person, so choosing the right clinic for specialized, individualized and comprehensive rehabilitation is crucial for effective recovery from a concussion.

Personalized Treatment Plans

Every patient’s needs and journey are unique. We develop customized treatment plans tailored to each individual’s specific symptoms, responses to treatment and recovery goals.

State-of-the-Art Techniques

AWP stays at the forefront of concussion treatment by incorporating the latest research and advanced therapeutic techniques in our programs. The pursuit and sharing of education is an ongoing process and pillar of our clinic’s philosophy.

Multidisciplinary Approach

 Our holistic approach to treatment involves a team of professionals, experienced in varied disciplines from sports physiotherapy to IMS therapy, working together to address all aspects of concussion recovery – physical, cognitive, and emotional.

Book an Appointment for Concussion Rehab at AWP Today!

If you or a loved one is dealing with the challenges of recovering from a concussion, AWP is committed to providing you with the comprehensive care and support you need. Take the first step towards a successful recovery today; contact us to learn more about our concussion rehabilitation program and to book your appointment. Together, we can work towards restoring your health and well-being to have you feeling like yourself again.

Concussion Rehab FAQs

At Adelaide West Physiotherapy, we put a strong emphasis on the sharing of knowledge, both between our team members and with our patients. Our Patient Knowledge page is a great place to learn more about the ins and outs of what we do, and the section below contains answers to common questions about concussion rehab.

What are the first steps should I take immediately after a concussion?

If you suspect you’ve suffered a concussion, it’s crucial to seek medical attention immediately. Rest and avoiding activities that could exacerbate your condition are important. Once you have a diagnosis, you can schedule an appointment with us for a comprehensive rehabilitation plan.

Can I use a phone or electronic devices during concussion recovery?

While limiting screen time is advisable after a concussion, if necessary, use devices in moderation. Start with brief periods of screen use and increase gradually, paying attention to any symptom changes. 

How do I know if I’m ready to return to work or school?

Return to work or school is based on symptom severity and recovery progress. We will work closely with you at your pace to determine the right time and may recommend a gradual return.

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