What is Concussion?
It is a common head injury in contact sports like football and rugby. It is a minor head injury caused by force to the head. People also get concussion outside of sports. This can be a bang to the head from falling over, or from a sudden and vigorous movement of the head such as whiplash injury from a car accident.
How can physiotherapy help people with concussion?
Physiotherapy is effective in concussion management when dizziness, neck pain, headache and impaired balance have cervical spine and/or vestibular involvement. Treatment is based on the physiotherapy differential diagnosis made through patient history and clinical assessment of presenting signs and symptoms.
How do I know I have a concussion?
Nausea and/or vomiting
Problems with balance (unsteadiness and dazed look)
Slow reaction time
Problems with attention
Loss of concussion (for 30 minutes or less)
Sensitivity to noise and light
Temporary memory loss
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