Sheddon Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic Oakville has been an official Complete Concussion Management™ clinic nearly since its inception, and also a proud clinic of the Complete Concussion Management Inc.™ (CCMI) Partnership Program – a web of clinics offering evidence-based concussion care around the globe.
As concussions have become the focus for both pro and amateur athletes, from initial pre-season baseline testing to concussion treatment and rehabilitation, we continue to be at the front of concussion management, diagnosis, and rehab. As partnered CCMI practitioners, we collaborate with primary care physicians and specialists to co-manage concussions, offering the very best concussion treatments and rehabilitation that is research proven to help patients and athletes safely return to learn, work and play.
What is a concussion?
A concussion can be defined as a disruption in neurological functioning after a serious impact to the head or body which causes an acceleration or deceleration of the brain within the skull. This leads to biochemical imbalances within the brain cells, resulting in decreased blood flow and temporary energy deficits within the brain. Symptoms include but are not limited to loss of consciousness, headache, pressure in the head, neck pain, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, and/or balance problems.
To further understand what a concussion is, watch this video for an in-depth whiteboard demonstration from Dr. Cameron Marshall (@Concussion_Doc)!
In conjunction with CCMI, we offer concussion treatment services & strategies including:
- The most comprehensive baseline testing anywhere
- Post-injury diagnosis and injury management
- Concussion rehabilitation for chronic symptoms (Post-Concussion Syndrome)
- Coach & trainer education and certification programs
During the early stage following injury, a player should be immediately removed from play and a period of relative symptom limited physical and cognitive rest is recommended. Research suggests 24 to 48 hours, however, these decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. Studies show that any mental or physical activity in the immediate days after a concussion have a high chance of delaying the recovery process.
Following a short period of rest, the International Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport (2016) recommends a gradual increase in mental and physical activity by a licensed healthcare practitioner trained in concussion management.
CCMI treatment overview
Multimodal pre-season testing is a series of physical and cognitive tests that provides a pre-injury overview of healthy brain function. The biggest concern surrounding concussions comes from the energy deficit that occurs in the brain following injury. These tests can offer healthcare practitioners with an objective benchmark on which to compare should a patient sustain a concussion. It has been well established that the brain is extremely vulnerable to additional trauma when in a low energy state induced from a concussion. The only way to know when the brain has fully recovered from this vulnerable period is to compare the current brain function to when the individual was healthy, this is known as baseline testing. It’s important to remember that not all baseline testing is created equal. CCMI has selected the best evidence-based tools available to provide you with comprehensive, multimodal, proven baseline-testing.
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.
Contact us to learn more about baseline testing to see if it’s right for you.
CCMI Concussion Tracker Smartphone Application
The CCMI Concussion Tracker smartphone app supports safer return-to-sport decisions for young athletes. The app captures and shares an athletes’ concussion status in real time.
Where a concussion hits, Concussion Tracker enables an athlete’s stakeholders to:
- Report and track concussion
- Conduct sideline assessments
- Ensure seamless communication
- Record athlete’s recovery status and timeline
- Scan and share medical documents
- Track daily symptoms for recovery progress
- Store and view pre-season concussion test results
Download the Concussion Tracker app for free today on the App Store and Google Play!
CCMI Free Educational Resources
When a concussion hits, the more knowledge the better. CCMI’s free educational resources will help to increase your concussion management awareness. Download yours for free today at https://completeconcussions.com/resources/educational-resources/
- Concussion Handbook
- Concussion Code of Conduct
- Implementation Guide
- Educational infographics
- Concussion FAQs
Contact us to start your concussion recovery today!
About Complete Concussion Management Inc.
CCMI is a global concussion research and clinical management network with 300+ clinic locations that provide concussion testing, management, and treatment services across five countries. Through evidence-based training programs and integrated healthcare technologies, CCMI empowers multidisciplinary teams to provide standardised care to those impacted by concussions. CCMI serves to improve the collective understanding of the prevention, management, and prognosis of concussion, while providing accessible, patient-centric care based on the latest scientific and medical research. For more information, visit www.completeconcussions.com.
- Why is Baseline Testing important?
- Baseline Registration Instructions (part 1)
- How to log in and do your Impact Testing after your Baseline (part 2)
- CCM Brochure
- CCM Program Outline
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- Concussion Program for Lacrosse
- Concussion Program for Rugby
- Concussion Program for Schools
- Concussion Program for Soccer Associations
- Concussion Program for Youth Football