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A concussion is a mild traumatic type of brain injury resulting from injury caused to the brain being shaken inside the skull after a direct blow to the head or a sudden movement of the head and neck. Common causes of a concussion are falls, sports, physical assaults, motor vehicle collisions, or being hit by an object/person. Unlike other brain injuries, concussions may not be identified on X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs.

Common Symptoms of Concussion may include, but are not limited to; Confusion, Headaches, Double or blurry vision, Light or Noise sensitivity, Dizziness or imbalance, Ringing sound in the ears, nausea or vomiting, Memory issues, Difficulty concentrating, Loss of smell or taste, Sleep disturbance.

Our Concussion Program is an individualized, coordinated, outcomes-focused program for individuals with a concussion. The goals and outcomes of each individual may require a multidisciplinary approach to achieve the desired result for the individual. Therefore, our interdisciplinary team of healthcare providers includes Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, naturopaths, Psychologists, Neuropsychologists, Physiatrists, Neurologists, and more to address the unique medical, physical, cognitive, psychosocial, and educational needs of people with concussions.


  • Diagnosis of non-progressive mild brain injury or concussion

  • Requires rehabilitation and support based on individualized functional goals

  • Medically stable


This care program has some exclusion criteria, which are significant red flags that may prevent the individual from being eligible to participate in this program. Please consult a healthcare practitioner or contact us to confirm eligibility.


A health care provider will assess treatment planning to initialize the care program. The assessment includes the following: taking a complete medical history, subjective evaluation of the primary complaints related to the injury, cognitive testing if necessary, etc.

The Health Care Provider will also assess for possible Yellow flags impacting the client’s recovery. A discussion on achievable goals from the treatment program will be discussed as well as the responsibilities of the person served and health care provider throughout the program. Some yellow flags that may delay recovery following a concussion are:

  • Age/gender of the patient

  • Return to school, exercise, or work too soon

  • History of concussions

  • History of migraine headaches

  • Mental health issues, such as depression or anxiety

  • Sleep disturbance

  • Signs of vestibular or visual abnormalities (e.g., blurred vision, dizziness, difficulty concentrating)


The duration of the Concussion Program is determined after the initial assessment and depends on the needs of each person served, including the severity of the injury, and may vary based on factors that may delay recovery.

To be discharged from the Concussion Program, one or more of the following criteria must be met:

  • The person served has achieved the goals established with the rehabilitation team.

  • The services of the health care providers are no longer necessary or appropriate.

  • The person’s progress has reached a plateau, and they no longer benefit from the program’s services.

  • When the person served cannot tolerate the demands of the program and the appropriate referrals have been made.

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