Immediate symptoms include headache, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, fatigue, or unconsciousness. In certain severe concussions, symptoms can linger for weeks or even months due to a complication called post-concussion syndrome. Physiotherapy is essential to relieve these symptoms and get back to feeling normal again.
Americans and Canadians sustain approximately 3.8 million concussions annually from sports and other recreational activities. At least one fourth of concussion sufferers fail to get assessed by medical personnel, so make sure you get help as soon as possible after an injury.
Athletes (especially young athletes) who are frequently engaged in sports like hockey, rugby, football, basketball, etc. are most at risk for concussion injuries. Other common incidences are car accidents, bicycle accidents, and falls, so concussions can happen to anyone.
You should book a visit after any substantial head injury, even if emergency assistance isn’t required. Many physiotherapists are trained to spot the signs of a mild traumatic brain injury and support the patient in a successful recovery.