Our Primary Healthcare Providers will conduct a thorough post-injury evaluation in order to gain a complete picture of your injury and how it’s impacted you. This includes a detailed interview in order to obtain information on:

  • How the injury occurred
  • How you felt immediately after
  • How symptoms have evolved over time
  • Which, if any, specific activities, tasks or situations can make symptoms worse
  • Results of recent medical check-ups or special imaging/tests for your injury
  • History of previous concussions
  • Information about how your injury may be impacting your ability to work or attend school
  • Current and past medical conditions
  • Previous trauma/injury
  • Medications

The physical examination provides us with insight into the severity of your injury, as well as specific impairments that may need to be addressed as part of an ongoing management strategy. This portion of testing may include a combination of the following:

  • Neurological testing
  • Balance and Coordination testing
  • Screening of visual motor skills
  • Vestibular (or equilibrium) testing
  • Gait assessment
  • Orthopaedic assessment of secondary injuries (e.g. neck, shoulders)
  • Exercise tolerance testing (when indicated)

The duration of your assessment will be approximately 60 minutes.

The above testing procedures may not all be completed on the first visit. The assessment methods used are tailored to the immediate needs of the individual and each Healthcare Provider uses his/her discretion on a case-by-case basis. Note that additional testing or referrals may be indicated based on the above assessment findings. These may include a cognitive health assessment or specific cognitive testing administered by one of our Occupational Therapists for example. Depending on the findings of the visual motor and vestibular exam it may be also be recommended that you see an Optometrist, Audiologist or ENT with specialty in concussion.

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