5 Step Management Model
At Eastview Physiotherapy, our clinicians have the experience to assess and manage your head injury. We use the Shift Concussion Management Program and ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing). ImPACT is the most-widely used and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system. ImPACT provides trained clinicians with neurocognitive assessment tools and services that have been medically accepted as state-of-the-art best practices -- as part of determining safe return to play decisions.
Nausea Balance Problems
Vomit Visual Problems
Fatigue Sensitivity to Light
ImPACT's Test is computerized and takes about 25 minutes to complete. This test is administered by an ImPACT trained physiotherapist.
Baseline tests are suggested every two years. If a concussion is suspected, the baseline report will serve as a comparison to a repeat ImPACT test, which professionals can use to assess potential changes or damage caused by a concussion.
The management of concussions should only be conducted by trained medical professionals.
The Shift Concussion Management Program for athletes, schools and teams is a comprehensive protocol of best to manage concussion injuries.
ImPACT's ongoing commitment to research and the Concussion Management Model may assist in making safe return to play decisions, which helps to limit the likelihood of long-term injury. While ImPACT assists in making return-to-play decisions, it should never be used as a stand-alone tool or as a diagnostic instrument.
Feeling Mentally Foggy
Feeling Slowed Down
Confused About Recent Events
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that alters the way your brain functions. Effects are usually temporary but can include headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination.
Although concussions usually are caused by a blow to the head, they can also occur when the head and upper body are violently shaken. These injuries can cause a loss of consciousness, but most concussions do not. Because of this, some people have concussions and don't realize it.
Specialists in Assessing and Managing Concussions
Return to Sport - When Is It Safe ?
Signs and Symptoms
Sleeps More Than Usual
Sleeps Less Than Usual
Trouble Falling Asleep
2. Concussion is Suspected
1. Baseline Testing
3. Post Injury Testing and Plan
4. Ready for Non-Contact Activity?
5. Safe Return to Play
What is a Concussion ?