A concussion is essentially a form of brain injury that may or may not accompany a loss of consciousness. In fact, a mild to moderate concussion can cause debilitating symptoms for some people. As the brain attempts to heal during the first one to two years, the term concussion syndrome is used. What remains has been referred to as a traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, both research and my own experience working with TBIs, has proven that neuroplasticity is real and can be promoted with cognitive rehabilitation activities.
You do not have to hit your head to experience a concussion. Like water in a glass, when the glass abruptly stops, the fluid is forced unevenly to one side. The brain is like gelatin and experiences damage from the stretching, snapping, and pressure against the sides of the skull, as well as, bony protrusions.
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Concussion Information Group
We are forming a 120-minute concussion information session for adults covering:
- What is a Concussion?
- What are the Symptoms?
- How is it Diagnosed?
- How long do the Symptoms Last?
- Youth versus Adult Concussion.
- What is neuroplasticity?
- What Next?
- Treatment Options.
A preliminary screening and clinical interview is performed (about two hours). If neuropsychological testing is required, we can forward your screening and interview to our PHD consult.