CONCUSSION CARE

You’re in the right place.

There’s a lot of noise out there. It’s easy to go down a rabbit hole on Dr Google but finding the right practitioner to guide your recovery is Step 1.

Thrive NeuroSport is a modern, evidence-informed clinical practice that is focused on you. Our mission is to cultivate resilience by restoring your functional capacity for work, school, sport, and life.

Whether you are unsure you have a concussion from a recent incident or have been to several other practitioners for your concussion over 2+ years. We can help. 

It’s never too early or too late to seek out concussion care. Unsure whether you have a concussion? See Key Concussion Facts and Myth-Busting below.

Determining primary symptoms and concerns to help guide the path to recovery (e.g., headaches/migraine, dizziness, poor balance and coordination, reduced exercise tolerance, neck pain and dysfunction, and more)

Assessment and treatment of key clinical domains:

Innovative and objective assessment measures that provides you with concrete information about how your brain is functioning

Modern technology and remote monitoring to put you in control of your symptoms and track your recovery

Robust interventions that progressively break down the silos of rehab to meet the demands of your daily life and activities

The knowledge to educate and empower you to feel confident navigating return to work, school, and sport

Build your bench. Gain access to a network of inter-disciplinary healthcare practitioners that are leaders in their field for concussion care, including, neuro-optometrists, naturopathic doctors, clinical neuropsychologists, and more.

We have spent years conducting research and learning about the optimal management of concussions. You will notice we don’t have a “certification”.

Please note: There are no valid concussion clinic certifications in Canada.

Initial Assessment: 1-hour

Follow-Up Treatments: 30 minutes

Hybrid Options: Can’t make it into the clinic?

KEY FACTS & MYTH BUSTING CONCUSSION

A concussion is a brain injury that affects the function (not structure) and communication of key neural areas in the brain. Resultant dysfunction may not show up on traditional neuro-imaging such as CT scan or MRI.

A concussion does not always result from direct contact to the head and/or loss of consciousness. If you suspect you or someone else has sustained a concussion they should always be removed from activity/sport and referred to a physician or nurse practitioner.

Symptoms may or may not include:

There are no regulated “concussion clinic” certification recognized by the government in Canada. Concussion clinics are certified by private education companies that often include basic training and limited experience.

Note: Katie has studied how the brain functions after concussion for several years. She teaches other practitioners to help them gain a deeper understanding of how the brain operates in daily life and after concussion.

A concussion should be diagnosed by a physician or nurse practitioner, who should be engaged in the patient care pathway and ultimately provide clearance for return to sport, work, and school.

If you feel that your concussion care is not adequate or working well for you, you can always find another practitioner better suited for your care. At Thrive NeuroSport, we pride ourselves in a deep referral network that we can refer our patients to, to get the right care for them.

*See the Resources page for more information on concussion injuries and associations that support concussion recovery.

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