A concussion is an invisible injury that is not often seen but is felt. According to the Brain Injury Canada, more than 160,000 people suffer brain injuries each year. More than 30% of those people have symptoms that last longer than four weeks.
Any force that causes the brain to move rapidly within the skull and hit against the inside of the skull and cause a concussion. The symptoms may vary per person; some symptoms may include: concentration difficulty, memory problems, decrease in balance, fatigue, blurred vision, light/sound sensitivity, difficulty sleeping, neck pain and ringing in the ears.
Physiotherapists can do cognitive examinations as well as physical assessments to help treat a concussion. The Physiotherapist may implement a treatment plan to treat any neck pain, and post concussional symptoms experienced.