Have a Concussion? We can help. We’ve been there
If you are dealing with a concussion, searching the internet for answers can be overwhelming. With all the information out there, it’s hard to know what’s right and what’s wrong. Should I stay in a dark room? Am I allowed to look at screens? Can I go for a walk? Pro Function and Dr. Joseph Greenwood have done the work. Let us work with you to answer your questions.
‘Will I be like this forever?’
No, you will not be like this forever. There are many things that you can do to improve your situation. The great news is that close to 80% of people with a concussion will recover in less than 30 days. The unfortunate news is that approximately 20% of people will experience symptoms for a longer period of time. However, even they can fully recover from concussion symptoms. Our goal with concussion management at Pro Function is to keep you and your recovery in that ‘80%’.
‘What should I do if I suspect a concussion?’
If you suspect a concussion, step one is to be assessed by a medical professional trained in concussion management. Following clearance, we can begin to build a rehabilitation program that fits you personally. Not sure who to see first? Give us a call! We also work alongside other medical professionals to make sure you are being seen by the right people!
‘What can I expect during my sessions?’
At Pro Function, you will meet with Dr. Joseph Greenwood. Dr. Greenwood is a Chiropractor with a strong focus on helping those with both new and old concussions.
Is your balance off? Do you feel dizzy when you move your head too much? Are you having a hard time concentrating? Does exercise make your headaches worse? Dr. Greenwood will answer all of your concerns as well as teach you ways in which you can begin to help yourself feel better.
Dr. Joseph Greenwood will assess:
- Neurological Screening
- Neck and upper back for whiplash
- Head and eye movements (using the vestibular ocular motor screen)
- Exercise capacity (using the Buffalo Concussion Treadmill Test)
- Muscle and joint therapy
- Vestibular (sense of balance) exercises
- Visual tracking and gaze stabilization exercises
- Habituation exercises (getting comfortable with noises/lights/crowded environments)
- Physical exercise guidelines
- Acupuncture and postural taping
- Step by step ‘Return to work or school’ protocols
- Step by step ‘Return to activity or sport’ protocols
- Co-management with additional health care practitioners.
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‘What if my concussion happened a long time ago?’
It’s never too late to start therapy for a concussion. While it can be more challenging to make improvements the longer you have had symptoms (e.g., years), it is not impossible. This is especially true if you have not undergone specific concussion management and rehabilitation.
Just because certain treatments didn’t work in the past, doesn’t mean they won’t be beneficial now. Using different techniques as well as combining therapies together may lead to greater results than what was achieved in the past.
What if I have questions?
It’s very understandable that you have questions!
Recovering from a concussion can be confusing, especially if you have never gone through it before. It is normal to feel, anxious, nervous and overwhelmed at times. Dr. Greenwood will take the time to answer all of your concerns. Want to learn more about Dr. Joseph Greenwood. Click here.
Concussion Care requires a high degree of skill, time, and treatment capabilities. Modern Chiropractic clinicians are leaders in this capacity and Pro Function is very fortunate to have Dr. Greenwood available here in London Ontario. Concussion Chiropractors are always in high demand so availability may be limited. If you would like to book an appointment online you can do so below. Alternatively, you can call our office at 519-860-5090 to reserve your appointment. We look forward to meeting you.
Complete Concussion Management
Concussion Care requires a high degree of skill, time, and treatment capabilities. Modern Chiropractic clinicians are leaders in this capacity and Pro Function is very fortunate to have Dr. Greenwood available in London Ontario. Concussion Chiropractors are always in high demand so availability may be limited.
If you would like to book an appointment online you can do so below. Alternatively you can call our office at 519-860-5090 to reserve your appointment. We look forward to meeting you.