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Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation

Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion

Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion

Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion Rehabilitation

A hit to the head or elsewhere on the body that disturbs normal brain function is known as traumatic brain injury (TBI), a major cause of death and disability.  Most TBI’s are known as mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) which are commonly referred to as concussions.  There are nearly 50 TBI hospitalizations in Canada each day and it is estimated 1 in 5 sport-related injuries are concussions.

Some common effects of a TBI are altered sensation and depth perceptions, memory loss, altered gait, increased frequency of falls, poor cardiovascular endurance and difficulty with motor planning or coordination. Effects of a concussion (mTBI) can include headaches, confusion, dizziness, ringing in the ears, and nausea.



Benefits of Physiotherapy for Brain Injuries

  • Decrease headaches
  • Decrease dizziness
  • Reduce muscle pain and stiffness
  • Improve strength
  • Improve balance/ reduce risk for falls
  • Retrain normal patterns of movement
  • Gait re-education
  • Improve coordination

How Can Donna Sarna Physiotherapy Help?

At Donna Sarna Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation an individualized treatment plan will be developed based on the assessment findings.  Treatment will include myofascial release, crainosacral therapy, stretching exercises, balance and coordination activities, as well as strengthening.  We will work with you to keep active, re-teach or adapt movements and encourage your independence. Clients do not require a doctor referral, however we work closely with your physician and other care providers.

Caregivers are welcome to attend appointments and assist in the rehabilitation program when appropriate.