Concussion Management

We are proud to be a part of The Shift Concussion Management Certified provider network.

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Concussion Management Services in Halifax

Shift is a well respected and recognized concussion management system based in Guelph, Ont. Our Physiotherapist, Lisa Dykeman, has successfully completed her advanced rehabilitation and complex case management courses with The Shift Concussion Management Program. She is a level II provider who focuses on getting to the route sources of acute and persistent concussion symptoms. Her goal is to use all available resources to create individualized treatments programs that target each clients specific needs for recovery, with the ability to adapt and modify throughout the course of care. With a philosophy that no concussion is the same, therefore; no concussion should be treated the same.

Practitioners who have successfully completed the advanced courses in concussion rehabilitation techniques and complex case management have accumulated clinical experience through their individual caseload, and have access to Shift’s Instructors and Mentors for clinical support. At Peak Energy we work in a strong interdisciplinary environment and we will also refer out to other clinicians, such as Optometry, Sports Medicine, Family Doctors, Occupational Therapists, Psychology and others as needed in order to provide each client with the most appropriate and specific treatment needed to reach their full recovery potential.

What Is a Concussion?

The Mayo Clinic defines a concussion as “a traumatic brain injury that affects your brain function. Symptoms are usually temporary but can include headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination.” Symptoms may also include, but are not limited to, nausea, vomiting, ringing in the ears, fatigue, visual issues (light sensitivity or blurry vision), dizziness and/or amnesia surrounding the event.

A concussion is caused by a violent blow to your head and neck or upper body that causes your brain to slide back and forth forcefully against the inner walls of your skull. You do not need to physically hit your head, and you do not need to lose consciousness to experience a concussion.

Concussion Recovery

The majority of uncomplicated concussion cases will demonstrate clinical recovery in a relatively short time frame (McCrory et al., 2017). Typically 80-90% of adults recover within 2 weeks and children/adolescents within 30 days. It is crucial to decrease the risk of additional trauma during this recovery “window” or more severe cellular damage may result. This risk could lead to greater symptoms, longer recovery times and/or “Second Impact Syndrome”.

How We Can Help

As a certified concussion management provider we utilize systematic and proven protocols and testing in the detection and full management of concussions. From injury to return to sport/work using protocols that are based on well researched methods we can guide you through your rehabilitation process. We are here to answer your questions and use all our tools to help you reach full recovery.