Optometry

Following an injury to the brain, there can be a variety of visual disturbances that follow. At Shift Concussion, we work with community affiliates in Guelph and surrounding areas to assist you in getting the help you need. According to the American Optometric Association, Vision problems are common after TBI, and they have a significant negative impact on common activities of daily living, such as reading, writing, shopping, dressing, sports, and driving. Historically, optometrists have not been part of the rehabilitation team in hospitals. The team typically includes various physicians and rehabilitation professionals, such as occupational therapists, physiotherapists, massage therapists and more. Eye care is usually provided by an ophthalmologist, with a primary emphasis on visual acuity and eye disease. As a result, it is common for some vision problems.


Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms that arise following a concussion so a person canĀ  function better and can increase well- being and healing. Problems helped by psychotherapy include difficulties in coping with daily life; the impact of trauma, additionally; medical illness or loss, and specific mental disorders, like depression or anxiety. Psychotherapy may be used in combination with medication or other therapies.

Problems helped by psychotherapy include difficulties in coping with daily life; the impact of trauma, medical illness or loss, like the death of a loved one; and specific mental disorders, like depression or anxiety. There are several different types of psychotherapy and some types may work better with certain problems or issues. Psychotherapy may be used in combination with medication or other therapies.

 


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