As the Head Office of Shift Concussion Management, all of our Practitioners are trained in our internationally recognized training platform by the same name (www.shiftconcussion.ca). We are dedicated to providing a high standard of care for all individuals and athletes suffering from concussive injuries. Managing a concussion thoroughly, in an individualized manner, and with evidence-based techniques is the best way to get our patients back to work, school, and daily activity safely.
When a concussion is suspected, it is important to see your Medical Physician as soon as possible to not only confirm the diagnosis, but also rule out other potential sources of your symptoms. Advanced imaging (CT, MRI) is not always warranted, but your Physician may use imaging to rule out more serious injury.
WHEN TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL
Emergency evaluation is warranted in situations of deteriorating mental status such as increasing confusion and difficulty recognizing people or places. Other symptoms requiring immediate medical attention include worsening headache; worsening nausea or vomiting, and excessive drowsiness or lethargy (extreme fatigue).
If you have been diagnosed with a concussion, we recommend booking an initial assessment as early as possible with one of Shift’s lead healthcare providers.
Following your assessment, you will quickly understand what we mean by “team approach.” At Shift we utilize our multidisciplinary team to support your individual recovery and rehabilitation needs. You can expect to have at least two professionals on your case at all times. Working together, your team will always communicate and collaborate to ensure you are getting a high standard of care. We also work closely with other health disciplines in the community when needed to ensure your treatment plan is all encompassing.
Some symptoms that can be helped by your Healthcare Team include:
- Visual Changes
- Sleep Irregularities
- Motion sensitivity
- Balance and walking changes
- Mood changes
- Memory changes/confusion
- Neck Pain