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CONCUSSION

It’s everywhere. The talk about concussion. Everyone seems to know someone that has had one or is currently sitting on the sidelines because of one. According to Statistics Canada approximately 30,000 hockey players a year suffer a concussion. Seventy eight percent of all concussions occur during sport.

Concussions are common, particularly if you play a contact sport, such as football, rugby, soccer. If you are involved in a contact sport it is important to get a baseline test done. Baseline concussion tests give health care professionals a starting point should you sustain a concussion during your season. Baseline tests are used to assess an athlete’s balance and brain function (including learning and memory skills, ability to pay attention or concentrate, and how quickly he or she thinks and solve problems), as well as for the presence of any concussion symptoms.

Physical Edge therapists are trained to take the patient through a series of validated treatment protocols depending on the flagged areas after a concussion. We will look at all the systems that the brain controls and what it is affected by; the neck (cervicogenic), the vestibular system, balance, memory and the oculomotor system (eyes). We are able to focus our treatment on the specific area that is causing your symptoms to get you back to play as soon and as safely as possible.

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