Sustaining a concussion can be a worrying experience for many people, and very few options are available for diagnosis, treatment and management.
Our team at Melbourne Headache + Migraine Group and Williamstown Health + Lifestyle specialise in helping sufferers understand the symptoms of concussion and the pathway back to health.
After a series of assessments aimed at determining what is driving your symptoms (i.e. vision, balance, cognition), we can apply the appropriate management strategies to address it.
Headaches, balance and visual issues and dizziness are common symptoms of concussion and neck injuries (whiplash)
In fact, it’s uncommon to suffer a concussion in the absence of whiplash.
Ongoing concussion symptoms (i.e. greater than 14 days) are often coming from your neck. Early intervention with manual therapy can greatly improve function and symptom reduction.
Visual disturbance, such as dizziness and symptom provocation with eye movements, is common after a concussion. They are often linked with balance issues and sometimes vertigo. Exploring the exact causes of these issues allows us to structure a rehabilitation program that often involves specific exercises aimed at slowly reintroducing daily activities.
It’s not uncommon to exacerbate the symptoms of concussion when exercising during recovery. This is due to dysregulation of the body’s Autonomic nervous system (ANS) and blood flow to the brain.
An initial period of rest followed by symptom-limited activity is important during the initial stages of recovery. Guided sub-symptom threshold exercise therapy has been shown to safely and gradually improve recovery and return to pre-injury tasks.
Click here to understand the signs of a concussion.
Our team is here to support you from acute injury on the weekend to symptoms that have been persisting for months. We are dedicated to finding the cause of your symptoms and empowering you to get back to doing the things you love.