Post-Concussion Rehab - EQ PHYSIO - Oakville, ON

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that affects your brain function. Effects are usually temporary but can include headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination.
Post-Concussion Rehab

The good news is that the majority of people will recover from a concussion.

It can take up to:
  • 2 weeks for adults
  • 3 to 4 weeks for young adults and children (although it may take up to 2-3 months)
However between 5 - 15% may continue to suffer from lingering symptoms. These can include:
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Sensitivity to motion and visual stimulation
  • Balance problems
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Cognitive difficulties e.g. memory, speech, word finding
Post-concussion rehabilitation will focus on helping people recover from their physical symptoms and help improve their level of function through the use of the following treatments:
  • manual therapy techniques on the head, face and neck regions
  • exercises to improve neck strength and endurance, eye tracking and movements, vision stabilization, balance, motion sensitivity and tolerance for aerobic exercise
  • acupuncture/IMS
  • pain management strategies
  • education on your posture and activity modification i.e. getting enough rest
  • return to work/school/sport protocol in conjunction with medical advice from your physician.

Please note that management of a concussion requires a multidisciplinary approach. As well, although no referral is required, it is recommended that you are assessed by your physician prior to commencing a concussion rehabilitation program.

Are you interested in Post-Concussion Rehabilitation or unsure of how EQ Physio in Oakville can help? Please email us at or call us at 905-599-MyPT (6478) for a free 10 minute consult!