A common response from people dealing with all the emotional changes following a concussion injury is to withdraw from social connections, including family, friends, loved ones, and work colleagues. Many people will also tend to use avoidance-based strategies instead of emotional coping, especially with activities that they find overwhelming.
Even though every concussion recovery is different, one thing is clear. Social support plays a critical role in a person’s ability to integrate into their community and everyday routine post-injury. At BodyOptics we understand that travelling to an appointment can be difficult, and treatment can be more productive when done in an environment that’s comfortable for our patients.
Our At Home Concussion Service is available for those who have suffered a concussion, whether it be non-sports related, or the result of a workplace or community accident, vehicle accident, trip or fall. We will work with you to set and achieve the short and long-term goals that are important to you. These goals could include tasks such as visiting crowded and noisy environments such as supermarkets or sporting events. The strategies we develop to help manage the stress and anxiety of attending these places will help put you back in control and at ease.
Many concussion patients find themselves struggling with feelings of nervousness and anxiety, often describing themselves as constantly being in ‘fight or flight’ mode. This heightened emotional state can have a knock-on effect on one’s sleep ability to fall asleep and maintain a healthy sleep routine. Working with our expert physiotherapists can help you break this pattern. We can explore relaxation techniques, meditation and mindfulness activities to find the right method for you. We believe that the individualised guidance and care of our team can make all the difference.
For concussion patients who are feeling overwhelmed and lost in their treatment or are struggling with managing the daily tasks of life, we encourage you to speak to our team. We offer tools and education that can help you develop the new skills you need to cope as you move through your journey to recovery.