What to do after a Concussion!?

What to do after a Concussion KWHC


  • Immediately tell someone (your coach, parent, teacher, supervisor etc.)
  • Do not be left alone
  • Do not continue playing a sport or participating in a workout class
  • Take time off school or work until a Medical Physician can properly assess you.
  • Rest! Complete rest is the best treatment during the initial hours of the injury




  • Schedule an appointment to see a Medical Physician as soon as possible.It is not usually necessary to visit the emergency room unless your symptoms are severe and/or rapidly worsening.
    • It is not usually necessary to have someone wake you in the night – get a good night’s sleep, and nap when you need to.
    • Limit screen time! Try not to use your phone, computer or watch TV
    • Rest! Both your body and your brain.




  • Undergo proper medical evaluation by a Physician.Typically CT or MRI scans are not needed unless a more severe injury is suspected or needs to be ruled out.





STEP 4What to do after a Concussion KWHC

  • After a medical evaluation by a physician, further assessments can be carried out at KW Health Connection
    • We are a Shift Concussion Management clinic
    • If you have previously undergone baseline testing, repeat testing will demonstrate any areas that may be impaired due to the injury and will help guide management treatment recommendations.
    • If you have not previously undergone baseline testing, a follow-up assessment is still highly recommended to develop individualized concussion management recommendations.




  • These may include:manual therapy (eg. for associated neck pain)
    • specific rest strategies and home recommendations
    • modified school and/or work requirements,
    • specialized rehabilitative techniques (eg. vision therapy)
    • and other recovery strategies.




  • Follow-up!
    • Make sure to continue your care to completion with your Health Professionals so that your recovery is properly monitored.
  • If you have questions – ask! Knowledge of your injury will aid in your recovery.



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