Early intervention telehealth consultation with a concussion clinician. Our service is available for ANYONE who has sustained a concussion or suspected concussion.
Concussions are unlike other injuries because they are often invisible to those around you. They are not visible on imaging and are hard to assess the extent of the injury, nor how long a full recovery will take. As such, each patient should be treated as a unique case with different needs that are varied and constantly changing. These unique circumstances make the recovery process difficult for both patients and their loved ones and can make patients feel like they are reluctant to ask for help.
Concussion is widely recognised as a potential risk and medical issue for many contact, collision or combat sports. To assist with better concussion management, baseline testing aids in the early diagnosis and rehabilitation of an athlete by using information about a person’s own uninjured brain to identify the damage received during a head knock. Comparing a pre-season assessment against post-concussion function makes the impact more easily recognisable and the full extent of the injury known.
BodyOptics practitioners can provide assessment and treatment options for you if you have sustained a head knock and are unsure if it is a concussion injury. We also welcome anyone who has had a concussion whether it be sport related or not who may need help with ongoing concussion symptoms (known as post concussion syndrome).
10-15% of athletes from high-risk sports are estimated to experience a concussion each year. But, that’s just what we know. It’s estimated that over 50% of concussions aren’t reported to coaches, trainers, and medical professionals, which means most concussions go unnoticed, and therefore untreated.
There are large amount of evidence that state early management of concussion injuries may prevent ongoing issues and assist those who still have symptoms
Concussions are an unavoidable facet of some sports that athletes, coaches, and parents need to be aware of. Concussion-related complications scarcely arise from the initial head knock but rather, the post-concussion management. One of the best ways to ensure that concussions are managed effectively and correctly is through baseline testing in the preseason.