Both concussion and whiplash are due to acceleration and/or deceleration forces. Concussion is due to acceleration or deceleration of the brain, while whiplash is due to acceleration or deceleration of the neck. Studies on high school and college football players (using instrumented helmets) have demonstrated that concussions occur between 60-120G of linear acceleration […]
Today’s two quotes come from inspirational leaders, which I have encountered through leadership training. “The moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the aged, and those in the shadows of life, the sick, needy and […]
A common symptom post concussion is dizziness and feeling off balance. We explored in the last section what this may mean if it is linked to exercise but what if the dizziness is at rest and less predictable? This is where your physiotherapist will be able to assess where the source of the problem lies… […]
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou Kindness costs nothing and means everything. Christmas is a time of giving and to those who are having a difficult time, a small act of kindness really does mean everything. 🙂
The BCTT (Buffalo Concussion Treadmill Test) which we talked about in our last article has been the most reliable and safe way to assess exercise tolerance post concussion however If the idea of getting on a treadmill makes you uncomfortable, then you are not alone…many of my clients have been unable to participate in this […]
The reasoning for physical and cognitive rest following a concussion is based on evidence of temporary chemical changes in the brain that occur immediately after a concussion to help the affected brain tissue recover. The recovery time can last for days to weeks and involves a period of inflammation and increased nutritional demand to the […]
Believe in yourself and you will move mountains, doubt in yourself will only create them. “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves” Sir Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer and explorer. Today is your day….. your mountain is waiting.
A great article in October’s Cycling Weekly on concussion and some tips on helmet choice: https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/latest-news/concussion-life-saving-facts-440763. Hitting your head is a common occurrence when you fall off a bike and wearing a helmet is vital to protect from serious injury but does it really provide enough protection against concussion?
Today’s quote is to inspire and to remember… it is not failure if you never give up… so be unstoppable.
Concussion can not be diagnosed through any one question, sign, symptom or test. It requires multiple modes of assessment that may well need repeating. Concussion symptoms can present after 24 – 48hrs. Only 50% occur immediately and 47% occur in the absence of physical signs* This is what makes it such a difficult injury to […]