How is a Concussion Treated?

A number of healthcare providers practice in the area of concussion and play important roles for healing and recovery. Specific diagnoses and treatment, such as neuropsychology, neurology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychiatry, psychotherapy and speech-language pathology etc. may be required. It is important to receive a proper assessment, diagnosis and individualized treatment plan geared toward your unique symptoms to facilitate a quick recovery.

After undergoing a Neuropsychological Assessment, you will be provided with recommendations for treatment if indicated.

Results of the assessment can help to:

  • Confirm or clarify a diagnosis
  • Provide a profile of strengths and weaknesses
  • Guide rehabilitation, education, vocational, recommendations for cognitive intervention
  • Document changes in functioning since prior examinations
  • Clarify what compensatory strategies would help in daily life
  • Result in referrals to other specialists, such as occupational therapists, physical therapists, neurologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, dieticians, and others

Recommendations following a neuropsychological or cognitive assessment may include:

  • Developing cognitive compensatory strategies that fit with the individual’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Developing memory aids and strategies to support attentional problems
  • Brain Injury/ Concussion Management
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Functional approach to managing cognitive concerns
  • Referral to other specialists such as psychologists, social workers, neurologists, physiatrists, occupational therapists, vision specialists, medical doctors, psychiatrists

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