Vertigo & Concussions

Concussion is a form of mild traumatic injury to the brain. The injury is caused by some impact to the head or body transmitting some force to the brain. If you feel you have a concussion, your therapist will examine to differentiate your condition amongst other types of brain injury. Concussion can affect multiple domains of function including balance, vision, headache, fatigue, mood, focus and sleep. If treated promptly physiotherapy can help prevent the severity and chronicity of these symptoms.  Following a concussion, our therapists will help you determine the right activity level for you. The old concept of resting in a dark room and doing nothing is no longer the preferred approach.  As each individual who has sustained a concussion comes with a unique combination and experience of their symptoms, our therapists will work with you one-on-one to treat your condition. Our goal to treat your pain so that you can feel in control of your own body again!

Vertigo is the sensation that your head is spinning or that the room is spinning. There are a number of conditions that can cause this symptom. If you are experiencing vertigo it is recommended that you speak with a healthcare professional. Using sophisticated techniques and exercises, physiotherapists can help you with your symptoms. Treating your vertigo can greatly improve your balance, overall safety and quality of life.