How to treat a concussion with physiotherapy?

Every individual experiences different symptoms after suffering a concussion and therefore there is no one size fits all when it comes to concussion treatment. To recover from a concussion, an integrated approach of vestibular-ocular exercises with rehabilitation can help in recovering from the condition. 

An integrated approach involves consulting your physician to understand the severity of the condition and devising a recovery plan which can fasten your recovery. At PhysioExperts, we include physiotherapy, and massage therapy to ensure everything is addressed properly.

Further to our concussion recovery therapy we educate you about the benefits and how we will be curing the symptoms with rehabilitative exercises during the tenure of the treatment. This gives positivity which boosts your recovery. We try to minimize the associated anxiety and mental health components of the injury as a lot of what you are going through which is frustrating but is also normal after a concussion.

After 48-72 hours of rest, we help you return to your daily active life as long as the symptoms are not provoked again. We then introduce a daily aerobic exercise routine in our clinic. Daily aerobic exercise helps to address issues with the Autonomic Nervous System, which is commonly impaired after a concussion. As mentioned earlier every concussion is different and therefore we work on a personalized plan and track intensity levels and associated responses to encourage an active recovery.

The few days of treatments includes 20-minute slow walks at a level that does not provoke symptoms., Gradually as you start to feel better, we introduce different exercise regimes depending on the rehabilitation goals. Commonly after a concussion our parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest) will lose its ability to help in the regulation of our heart rate response. This is partly why concussion patients may experience symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, and feeling lightheaded to name a few with increased activity levels and postural changes (from seated to standing).

PhysioExperts offers physiotherapy in Kanata for sports-related injuries. For appointments, call us at (613) 672 6000 or email us at

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