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Concussion Treatment

Have you received the proper concussion treatment? Just because your signs of a concussion are gone, that doesn’t always mean you’re in the clear. Our trained physiotherapists will help you safely recover from a concussion and give you peace of mind. Rehabilitation for a typical concussion can be expected to take up to 4 weeks, however, a baseline test can enable you to return to sport and everyday life safely and earlier than expected.

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Service Overview

There are rehabilitation guidelines that individuals are strongly recommended to follow before returning to normal activity. However, those who are more likely to experience a concussion (high-achieving athletes, sporting players, lovers of horse-riding, skateboarding, BMX riding etc.) are strongly recommended to complete their own baseline test. This provides information more specific to the individual, and the capacity for an earlier return to activities.

Even if your signs of concussion are gone, it doesn’t mean you’re ready to return to normal activities. Baseline testing is the only way to accurately determine if you’re truly safe to return to sport and life. A baseline test involves a number of specific tasks where our trained practitioners record results and store them on file for future reference should you experience a concussion. In the event of a concussion, you’re asked to complete the same tasks and, if clear, you’re ready for a safe return to sport and life no matter how much time has passed.  

Concussion Treatment

If you suspect you have a concussion, you should immediately stop performing any activity and seek medical attention as soon as possible. Some symptoms of concussion may not present until a few hours after the initial incident, and the risks can still remain after all symptoms have passed. Common symptoms to look out for include headache, dizziness, confusion, memory problems, and sensitivity to light or noise.

To determine if concussion treatment is right for you, consider the following:

  1. Consult a healthcare professional: If you suspect you have a concussion or have experienced a head injury, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Our healthcare professionals will be able to evaluate your symptoms and provide personalized advice on the appropriate course of treatment.
  2. Assess your symptoms: If you experience any of the common concussion symptoms mentioned above, it's essential to seek medical advice to ensure the proper treatment.
  3. Monitor your progress: Concussion treatment typically involves rest and a gradual return to normal activities. It's important to closely monitor your symptoms during recovery and consult your healthcare provider if symptoms worsen or persist.
  4. Follow the healthcare provider's recommendations: Your healthcare provider will likely recommend specific treatment measures, such as avoiding physically and mentally demanding activities and taking over-the-counter pain relievers for headaches. It's crucial to follow these recommendations to ensure proper recovery.

It is important for a concussion to be properly managed. Improper concussion treatment can lead to prolonged symptoms, increased risk of a secondary concussion, psychological problems and, if severe, brain damage.

Do I need a referral?

No, a referral is not required to see our trained physiotherapists about a concussion. Please book online or call us on 9783 9990.

If you’ve received a referral from your physician, we will tailor a custom concussion rehabilitation program to suit your current state and guide you in gradually increasing your session intensity, and ultimately your eventual return to your original state, or to achieve your full potential in your new physiology.

Our partnership with Complete Concussions

We’re proud to be recognised by Complete Concussions – an international, evidence-based concussion care network of professionals, clinics and providers that analyse leading research and develop best-in-class approaches. We work with Complete Concussions to store patients baseline test results and to specifically train our practitioners to treat concussion at the highest quality and standards.

Whatever stage you’re at, we’re ready to help.

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