A Concussion is More than “Just” a Brain Injury
Although many people might think of concussion as only a “mild” brain injury, in reality, it is often severe injuries to several systems of the body. This can include not only the brain but also musculoskeletal, cervical or spinal, vestibular and inner ear, occular/visual motor systems, and the often neglected psychological health!
Every concussion is unique and different and has its own unique constellation of these injuries. You can have severe injuries to several systems in your body and look perfectly normal and healthy at the same time. For this reason, a comprehensive approach to concussion care is always needed, both in assessment and treatment.
Concussions can sometimes create symptoms that don’t go away, even after decades, and this can happen even from concussions that don’t seem as serious in the beginning.
What is Post-Concussion Syndrome?
This includes experiencing symptoms for longer than 3 months like fatigue, brain fog, dizziness, anxiety, depression, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), visual problems, memory problems, and more.
After a concussion, there can be major life changes that are difficult to treat by standard medical approaches. At the Neurodiversity Clinic, we bring together a team of experts to help you understand your injury better and treat your symptoms using our unique intensive approach.
Our approach combines an Interdisciplinary Care Team (ICT) to bring focused treatment to your specific symptoms, abilities, and goals for your future.
Why would you need treatment after a concussion?
A concussion is often more than just a brain injury. While many may refer to it as mild TBI, it is important to acknowledge that these injuries can alter the way your brain and body works and functions, even though you may look perfectly normal. This often makes it difficult to be understood by others in your life. These injuries can completely change your abilities, challenge your life, your relationships, and in particular your relationship with yourself.
You may have days you feel mostly normal and think you’re fine, followed by days that surprise you with severe symptoms, leading to a sense of fear, never knowing if you’re okay or not. Oftentimes, a concussion will require you to relearn how to think clearly and do the things you could typically do or handle in the past.
It can be shocking how much a concussion can change things. We’re here to help you know that you don’t have to live or be stuck with your symptoms. We actually understand your injury and can help heal and treat your symptoms so you can start feeling better.
Our advanced post-concussion treatment has been created to empower you to heal your brain and create new neural pathways by tapping into neuroscience and neuroplasticity. Our intensive program gives you new tools and skills to continue to improve, evolve, and grow as a person.
There are many reasons why treatment at The Neurodiversity Clinic might be right for you!
Create New & More Efficient Neural Pathways
Improve Your Ability to Concentrate, Focus & Remember Things
You Have Tried to "Deal" With How Your Brain Works
Reduce Overall Stress and Improve Brain Function
Get Better Sleep & Increase Your Ability to Relax
See Short & Long Term Improvements
Improve Self-Confidence and feel more "normal" again
Improve Visual Processing, Spacial Awareness & More
Decreased Headache Pain & Overstimulation
Learn New Skills & Tools to Take Care of Yourself
We Use A Comprehensive Treatment with Multiple Specialists & Experts Focused on You
One vital clinician foundational to your care is the Occupational Therapist. Our Occupational Therapists are trained and qualified to look at your injury not only regarding the aspects of structural injury to several systems of your body, but also regarding how your injury has negatively impacted specific areas of your life including family, relationships, work, school, and play.
Your fast track treatment will include specific ways to integrate your healing with all the systems in your life and body that have been disrupted. A comprehensive plan for your recovery also includes mental health care, with several certified mental health professionals on the team to help you and your loved ones understand you better and provide the support you need to thrive.
The best part is that no expensive diagnostic or specialized brain scans are required for this advanced treatment!
Concussion Treatment & Services Focused on Your Needs & Goals
Assessments, Evaluations and Diagnosis
Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation
Mental Health Assessment and Diagnosis
Medication Evaluation and Management
Sensory Profile Assessment
Vestibular, Balance, and Visual Assessment
Executive Functioning Therapy (i.e. organization, prioritization, memory, planning, metacognition, task initiation, etc.)
Relearrn Social Skills and Social Ques
Discovering and Working with Your Unique Learning Style
Time Management Training
Eye Retraining and Visual Therapy
Sensory Regulation Therapy and Creating a Sensory Diet (including a custom-tailored sensory toolkit)
Exercises & Practices to Continue Healing Your Brain & Body
Self Advocacy and Safety Awareness Training
Neuromuscular-based Cognitive Therapy and Rehabilitation
Headache and Body Work
Psychotherapy for Emotional Regulation, Trauma Education and CBT
Self-Acceptance, Awareness, and Mindfulness Therapy
Goal Based Occupational Therapy
Sleep Hygiene Therapy
Life Adaptations with Technology Training
Body Movement Practices
Call or Email Us for Your FREE Consult!
We know that choosing a recovery program and taking new steps to get support takes courage, and we want you to know that we’re here to get to know you and help you every step of the way through your healing journey.
Regardless of why you come to our clinic, our role is to help you build upon and strengthen the power that is already within you. We’re here to give you the tools to create a life of your own living. A life you can feel more comfortable in, accepted, and able to do the things you truly desire. We believe in you and who you are!
You can count on us to empower you to speak your truth, hold space for you to discover who you are and who you want to become. The best part is you don’t have to do it alone.
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