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Specialty program: Concussion care

When you have a concussion, rest is crucial — but so is taking an active approach to recovery.

Our multi-disciplinary approach to assessment and treatment is designed to help you recover as quickly and safely as possible to get you back to life.

Concussion care

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, jolt, or blow to the head. Concussions occur frequently, but often go unrecognized as people tend to brush them off as just “a bump on the head.”

While many people associate concussions with sport injuries, they are more often caused by falls, motor vehicle accidents and being struck by an object.

The vast majority (80%) of concussion-related symptoms resolve on their own within two or three weeks. However, if they persist, you should seek treatment from a healthcare professional with training in concussion management.

A multi-disciplinary approach

Our approach to concussion care offers safe, drug-free treatments and has been proven to be highly effective. Our concussion care team is a multi-disciplinary group of highly trained professionals. Our team works together and with doctors and other specialists (with your consent) to ensure you receive the right treatment.

We can help address the various symptoms related to concussions, including headache, fatigue, poor concentration, light and noise sensitivities, vision issues and more.

How can a concussion care treatment plan help me?

By taking an active role and with guidance from a qualified concussion team, you can take back your life. Every concussion is unique and we tailor our care to meet your needs. A comprehensive assessment and treatment approach is taken to provide focused treatment for all systems involved.

How does it work?

Concussions are complicated and therefore treatment needs to be individualized, multi-disciplinary and progressive. Your treatment plan may include a combination of approaches such as active exercise, manual therapy, vestibular therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, education and more.

What can I expect at my initial appointment?

At your initial appointment we will discuss any medical history that relates to your condition, so please bring details of any health problems and past treatments. We will discuss your customized treatment plan and explain when you can expect to see results.

Cost and coverage

Whether you are receiving physiotherapy, chiropractic service, massage therapy, occupational therapy or other types of rehabilitation services, most health insurance providers reimburse all or a portion of the fees.

Our clinic staff can help confirm your health insurance coverage. Your treatment may be partially or fully covered if you have extended health benefits, a worker’s compensation claim, or were injured in a motor vehicle accident.

Find a Lifemark clinic to determine the coverage options available to you which may include:

  • All third-party insurance
  • Extended health benefits
  • Worker’s compensation
  • Motor vehicle accident insurance

Please note that for payment, all major credit cards, debit and personal cheques are accepted.

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