Fredericton Concussion Management
Our healthcare professionals will complete a thorough assessment to determine the appropriate concussion profile for the patient:
- Post Concussion Headache
- Cognitive Fatigue
- Ocular Disturbance
- Vestibular Disturbance
What is a concussion?
A concussion (also referred to as a mild traumatic brain injury) is a traumatic brain injury caused by the brain moving in the skull. It is usually caused by impact to the head, face, or neck or a blow to the body that causes a sudden jolting of the head. This can include injuries incurred due to falling, assault, sport, or motor vehicle accident (e.g., whiplash). A diagnosis of concussion does NOT require a loss of consciousness.
What are the symptoms of a concussion?
Symptoms of a concussion can affect you physically, cognitively, emotionally, and can disrupt your sleep patterns.
- pressure in the head
- trouble with balance
- sensitivity to light or noise
- blurry vision
- fogginess / not thinking clearly
- difficulty concentrating
- poor memory
- nervousness or anxiousness
- more emotional
- feeling unusually tired
- can’t sleep
- sleeping poorly
- sleeping too much
If you think that you have sustained a concussion, seek immediate medical attention from a healthcare professional specifically trained in concussion management.
Contact our Concussion Clinic at 506-451-6837.
CONCUSSION CLINIC FAQ
What should I do if I have been diagnosed with a concussion?
If you have recently suffered a concussion, you should start the healing process by resting for 72 hours. Following this timeframe, you can commence light activity that does not cause an increase in symptoms. Do not progress until you have seen a concussion professional at one of our two Max Health Institute locations in Fredericton.
Max Health’s Concussion Clinic aims to provide the City of Fredericton and surrounding areas with an evidence-based assessment and treatment protocol for those who have suffered a concussive incident.
What services are included in concussion management?
- Concussion Assessment
- Monitored Return-to-Learn/-Play Management
- Vestibular (Inner Ear) & Basic Vision Assessment
- SCAT5 Assessment
- Cervical (Neck) Assessment
- Following of the NB Trauma Guidelines
Why does my therapist look at my neck when I have a concussion?
Research supports that some of the symptoms with your concussion may be neck-related more so than a traumatic brain injury. It is very common for concussion clients to also have whiplash symptoms.
If I have a concussion, do I need to stay in a dark room or be on bedrest?
It is important to rest fully for 72 hours after a concussion. After 72 hours, the latest evidence-based research supports light physical and mental exercise to accelerate the healing process. This is one of the main reasons why it is imperative to see a trained concussion therapist to determine what exercises are best for you after a concussion.