• Vestibular Therapy

    The vestibular system connects the inner ear to the brain and helps control balance and eye movement. Diseases or injuries that damage this system can result in vestibular disorders, however, they also can occur for unknown reasons. Our vestibular rehabilitation experts can evaluate and treat patients who suffer from symptoms that include:

    • Vertigo/spinning sensation
    • Dizziness
    • Balance problems
    • Blurred vision
    • Motion sensitivity

    Concussions

    A concussion is a type of mild traumatic brain injury that is caused by a direct or indirect force to the head and neck. This sudden movement can cause stretching and disruption of brain cell membranes, causing an energy crisis within the brain. Symptoms of a concussion include and are not limited to:

    • Headaches
    • Dizziness
    • Eye strain or blurred vision
    • Balance problems
    • Motion sensitivity
    • Persisting nausea
    • Difficulty concentrating
    • Neck pain

    Concussions are considered to be a mild traumatic brain injury because it is not usually life-threatening. However, the effects of a concussion can be serious if not treated appropriately.

    Because the brain is very complex, every concussion is different in presentation of symptoms and recovery time. Some symptoms may appear right away, while others may not show up for hours or days. Sometimes the injury makes it difficult for people to recognize or admit that they are having problems.

    A concussion may cause a loss of consciousness for a brief period of time. However, this is usually not the case. Studies have shown that less than 5 percent of concussions cause a loss of consciousness.1 A loss of consciousness is not required for a diagnosis of concussion nor is it related to recovery time. It’s important to watch for signs after the injury occurs. If you suspect someone has a concussion, we recommend going to the emergency room at the nearest hospital immediately.

    Individuals trying to return to participation (RTP) in sport, school or work following a concussion may benefit from our concussion management and RTP programs. These programs are designed to reduce and manage post-concussion symptoms to help patients return to work, school and play.