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Concussion Treatment in Mississauga

Concussion is a form of brain injury that occurs after a blow or jolt to the head that affects the way your brain functions. The nerves in your brain are overstretched or bruised due to the impact to your head. In some cases, depending on the severity of the impact to your head there might be some inflammation and swelling in your brain. Concussions are most commonly encountered in contact sports such as hockey, soccer, football or when in a motor vehicle accident. Depending on the severity of tissue damage and the area of brain that is injured your symptoms may differ.

Following concussion, it is advisable to visit your doctor or Emergency Room to rule out any serious injury to your brain. Typically, an MRI or CT Scan would be advised to rule out any serious injury to your brain.

Signs and Symptoms of Concussion:

  • Headache
  • Head “Pressure”
  • Dizziness
  • Light-Headedness
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Blurred or Strained Vision
  • Balance Problems
  • Sensitivity to Light
  • Sensitivity to Noise
  • Feeling “Slowed Down”
  • Feeling “In a Fog”
  • Not Feeling “Right”
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Fatigue/Drowsiness
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Excessive Sleepiness
  • Memory Problems
  • Sadness, Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Feeling More Emotional

Concussion Treatment

Concussion and rest:

During the initial phases of recovery, the important part of concussion management is rest and activity pacing. Your brain is in a state of energy deprivation post-concussion. It’s very important that you give enough rest to your brain. However, this does not mean going into a dark room, and sleeping until you feel better. Long term effects of this approach are social anxiety, depression and fatigue.

It is important to refrain from any near screen visually stimulating activities. This includes excessive use of a phone, ipad, watching television, or using laptops. It’s also advisable to minimize reading from books or ipads. Alternatively, you can call instead of texting to minimize any visual stimulation that will delay the healing process. Visually stimulating activities stress your brain and consume tremendous energy.

Low demanding activities such as brisk walking should be done with rest periods in between to prevent any deconditioning.

Concussion Rehabilitation- What to expect from your Physiotherapist?

  1. Individualized resting strategies and home instruction to promote healing and prevent a second concussion during initial periods of recovery
  2. Specific recommendations around accommodation at your workplace or school
  3. Computer based testing to analyze your brain function to obtain baseline data and predict prognosis
  4. Vison Screening
  5. Tailor made exercises for your injuries
  6. Customized exercises to help you with your symptoms of dizziness, vision problems and balance
  7. Acupuncture to assist in faster recovery
  8. Physical exertion testing and return to sports exercise program
  9. Exercises to promote balance, agility and performance in sports

If you or someone you know has suffered from a concussion, we can help. Call today to get started at PhysioNow!


Common Questions about Concussion Treatment

Is there any way to prevent concussions? Do helmets and mouth guards help?

The only way to prevent concussion is the Use of helmets, Fasten your seat belts while driving, proper lighting and handrails at home.

How is a Concussion Treated?

The best way to treat concussion is Rest and take time off work or school. Avoid strenuous physical or mental tasks. Avoid tiring activities such as heavy cleaning, exercising, working on the computer, or playing video games followed by Manual therapy, Vestibular and Visual Rehab and exercises

How is a Concussion Diagnosed?

In cases where symptoms last longer than one or two months, doctors may diagnose Post-Concussion Syndrome

What are some of the risks involved with not treating a concussion?
What is post-concussive syndrome?

Post-concussion syndrome is a complex disorder in which various symptoms — such as headaches and dizziness last for weeks and sometimes months after the injury that caused the concussion.

We are a very well-established Mississauga Physiotherapy Clinic with many experienced physiotherapists. Our team at PhysioNow can help you recover from your injuries in a timely manner so that you can get back to doing the things you love.


You have hurt yourself and you need to see a physiotherapist as soon as possible. If you live in the Mississauga area, you are most likely to type in “Physio Mississauga” in google and see which clinics come up! You don’t have to look any further because you have found PhysioNow! We are a very established physiotherapy clinic that has been serving the Mississauga area for over 15 years. We are a highly experienced team of physiotherapists and massage therapists who can help you recover from your pain and get back to living your life! You don’t need the words Physio Mississauga, you need PhysioNow!! Call us today to book your appointment!

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