What is a Concussion?
A concussion is the most common Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) that a person may experience. A concussion occurs when there has been an impact to the head and it causes your brain to jolt or move around within the skull. When this happens, it can cause bruising to the brain and injury to the nerves and blood vessels.
Concussions are more common in children, but adults can experience them as well. Children experience concussions more frequently as they are constantly growing and their heads can be disproportioned at certain times in development from their body.
Types of Concussions
- Mild Concussion – with a mild form, the person does not lose consciousness and the symptoms only last around a few hours. They may have a slight headache and feel dizzy during this period of time.
- Moderate Concussion – with a moderate form, the person still does not lose consciousness but the symptoms may last a full day or a couple of days.
- Severe Concussion – with a severe form, the person may lose consciousness and symptoms can lasts for weeks or longer.
Symptoms of a Concussion
Symptoms of a concussion can vary from physical, mental, or emotional aspects. Determining what the signs of a concussion are is important in developing the right form of treatment.
Common Symptoms are:
If you are suffering from symptoms of a concussion, let NIb3 help you!
How are we different from other rehabilitation institute?
NIb3 has developed a revolutionary Concussion Program in order to reduce concussion and post-concussion symptoms.
We customize a sophisticated training plan that addresses stimulation and normalization of brain activity and facilitates proper recovery of the damaged areas within the nervous system.
By this process we correct instability in the specific neural networks and promote coherency of the global dysregulation in the neural firing patterns.
Designing a unique plan for quick and effective results requires a comprehensive assessment.
Our assessments include:
- Quantitative EEG Brain Mapping
- Vestibular System Evaluation and Assessment of Eye Movement (Videonystagomography- VNG)
- Evaluation of the balance of your Autonomic System’s Functionality
- Full Neurological and Orthopaedic Examination
- Analysis of your Neuro-Sensory Integration and Timing
- Assessment of your nutritional/metabolic state.
Shortly after the assessment is complete, an intensive, personalized rehabilitation program will be initiated, allowing your brain’s maximum recovery.
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Brain Injury Rehabilitation
In Canada, there are 165,000 serious brain injuries a year, with some of the leading causes being motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries, and physical activities/contact sports (Conte Jaswal, 2017). Concussions and brain injuries of varying degree can have lasting symptoms post-injury such as light and noise sensitivity, dizziness, headaches, blurry vision, and tinnitus to name only a few (Mayo Clinic, 2017). Most post brain injury rehabilitation in Toronto focuses on relearning and teaching compensation mechanisms at a physical level. This method only addresses the surface issues as opposed to the root problems at a neurophysiological level. Studies have demonstrated that clients who participated in neurofeedback treatments had improvements in symptoms such as attention, impulse control, processing speed, short-term memory, and mood (Gray, S. N., 2017). At NIb3 in Toronto we focus our brain injury rehabilitation on the underlying problems in a non-invasive, wholistic way. We specialize in vestibular rehabilitation techniques such as gaze stabilization training, specific brain stem stimulation, biofeedback training involving HRV and mindfulness based meditation, and neurofeedback training.