Health & Fitness

Concussion? Rest isn’t recovery

Over the last few years, scientific research has shown that rest alone is not an effective plan of management for a concussion – and may, in fact, delay proper treatment. Proper management of a concussion involves early intervention and treatment, especially when the goal is a sustainable return to sport. Symptoms can go away in days, but a full recovery could take several weeks. More than 30% of concussions do not fully resolve and patients continue to experience long-term symptoms.

What are the symptoms of a concussion?

Diagnosing a concussion involves an in-depth examination of health history and a series of physical, visual, and exertion tests. At onset, symptoms of a concussion can include:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Balance
  • Visual/auditory sensitivity
  • Neck pain
  • Loss of consciousness (only approximately 10% of cases)

If you suspect that you or your child might have a concussion, give Pro Function a call and we will quickly book you a full 75-minute Concussion Assessment. Get in touch by phone at 519-860-5090 or by email at info@profunction.ca.

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Submitted by Pro Function Sports Injury Clinic