Physiotherapists are trained to assess and treat concussion-related disorders and disabilities. You will be guided through each stage of your recovery to know how and when you can resume your activities.
Why see a physiotherapist for concussion treatment?
In addition to providing you with information and advice on your condition, your physiotherapist will suggest a personalized treatment plan based on your symptoms. He will accompany you in the resumption of your activities (such as reading, using a computer, working, driving, playing sports, etc.) by ensuring that your nervous system adapts well to each new stage.
Did you know that symptoms after a concussion (or mild traumatic brain injury) vary a lot from person to person? For example, they may or may not include:
- Significant tiredness
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory loss
Have you suffered a head shock or do you think you have a traumatic brain injury? It is recommended to consult a health professional trained in the management of concussions (especially if these symptoms persist for more than 48 hours) in order to receive the appropriate advice and treatment.
Since 2020, physiotherapists can authorize a resumption of sports activities after a non-complex concussion (or mild traumatic brain injury) for a safe return to sport.
If necessary, your physiotherapist will recommend complementary approaches such as vestibular rehabilitation in physiotherapy, osteopathy or any other professional able to optimize your recovery.
What is the APEXK approach?
Many therapists have advanced training in the treatment of concussions and some of them have been trained by neuroscientist David Tinjust in the use of an innovative approach called APEXK.
Using advanced technologies and sophisticated algorithms, this approach offers a comprehensive rehabilitation protocol that supports all systems (visuocognitive, motor, vestibular) that may be affected after a concussion.
Several high-level athletes also call on APEXK to optimize their abilities in order to be able to achieve physical and cognitive feats.