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Great healthcare, made easy

Making your healthcare simple, personal, local and team-based.

CONCUSSIONS

Recovering from a concussion can be complex. We will help you through the best treatments for your symptoms and help with return to activities! 

A concussion is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a hit to the body that causes your brain to move rapidly. Concussions affect the functioning of your brain and result in the symptoms listed below. Our health care providers are here to diagnose and treat your concussions. 

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Concussion Management

Return to Play and Medical Clearance

Treatment of Concussion and symptoms

Concussion Diagnosis and Assessment

Baseline Concussion Testing for Teams

Symptoms of Concussions

  • Headache

  • Nausea/vomiting

  • ConfusionLoss of consciousness

  • Balance issues

  • Dizziness

  • Sensitivity to light/noise

  • Double or blurry vision

  • Feeling tired or drowsy

  • Changes in sleep pattern

  • Troubles concentrating or understanding

  • Depression or sadness

  • Being more irritable, nervous or anxious

  • Difficulty paying attention or forgetfulness

When to Seek Treatment 

Get an Assessment Right Away

Seeing our Nurse Practitioner to diagnose your concussion should happen right after experiencing a head injury.

Return to Play and Medical Clearance

If diagnosis was done at the ER or elsewhere, our Nurse Practitioner is also able to confirm medical clearance following a concussion or confirm Return to Play for those in sports or activities. Our Chiropractor and Physiotherapist are here to treat the symptoms you experience from concussion (vertigo, headaches, neck pain, balance issues etc.).

 

Treatment for a Concussion

Treatment should start as soon as you have a diagnosis of a concussion, recovery from a concussion can be challenging and we are here to help you through it as quick as possible!

Symptoms of concussion can appear right after a head injury, they may be subtle or severe and some symptoms may appear hours or days later. Seeking treatment following a head injury can help control the symptoms and help in a quicker recovery. 

If you suspect a head injury or concussion it is imperative to seek medical attention prior to returning to sports or strenuous activities as a second concussion before the first concussion is fully healed can cause second impact syndrome which can increase the chances of severe brain swelling. 

 

Following the diagnosis of a concussion, post concussion syndrome causes you to experience symptoms of concussion for weeks or months. 

Meet our Providers

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Concussion services are offered at the following location:

Clinic

955 Sanders Dr

Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1

P: (807) 343-8936
F: (807)333-0094

All your healthcare needs, under one roof.

Healthcare can be hard, we make it easy. At Oak, we strive to look at the big picture and take care of your health in all areas, not just one. This is where we know you by name, and you know us; where your health is our priority and we will go above and beyond; where you have an entire team working with you on your health and where your choice to support local means that our whole community thrives.

The Oak Difference

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