Complete Concussion Management
What is Complete Concussion Management?
Complete Concussion Management is a network of clinics around the world that are recognised for offering evidence-based concussion care to those impacted by, or at risk of concussion.
As a clinic in this network, we engage in initial pre-season multimodal baseline testing through to concussion treatment and rehabilitation, working in collaboration with primary care physicians to help patients and athletes safely return to work and play.
The network also allows for a consistent and research-based approach to the management of concussion across a world-wide network so patients are able to find a local provider if they experience a concussion whilst traveling or away from their local therapist.
The role of physiotherapy in concussion treatment and management.
Physiotherapists can be an integral part of the concussion recovery process. Assessment includes a battery of tests to address the potential causes of symptoms (both acute and chronic), which may be present following concussion.
- These include assessment and treatment of the
- Visual system
- Vestibular system
- Cervical spine (neck) joints and musculature
- Cardiovascular system
Education and advice regarding:
- Return to activity and return to sport
- The nature and mechanism of concussion
- Up to date research
All of the above are very important components of the concussion treatment which is provided.
When should I see a physiotherapist about concussion treatment and management?
Within 24-48hrs following injury. Often it can take up to a week to get in to see your GP following injury, and research supports seeing your concussion trained health professional as soon as possible, to help both minimise and reduce your symptom severity. Your health professional will also be able to direct you if you need more urgent follow up in the hospital for scans or direct you to specialists if it is deemed appropriate.
What is multimodal baseline testing?
Multimodal baseline testing is a series of physical and cognitive tests that provides a pre-injury overview of healthy brain function. These tests can offer healthcare practitioners with an objective benchmark on which to compare should a patient sustain a concussion.
As concussion symptoms often disappear days to weeks before the brain has recovered, having valuable baseline information may help practitioners to make safer return to play decisions.
Is a referral required?
No referral is required to see a physio for orthopaedic and sports injury rehabilitation.
Can I claim this service as an extra on my health insurance policy?
Sessions may be claimed on private health insurance depending on your level of cover (as per normal physiotherapy sessions), please check with your private health insurance provider.