Trauma or a jolt to the head can lead to severe medical injuries such as a concussion. Often, symptoms of a concussion are overlooked as minor problems. Suppose you or a loved one has experienced a head injury or are experiencing symptoms that could be related to a concussion. In that case, seeking medical attention as soon as possible is important. At Clayton Heights Sports and Therapy Center, we provide concussion tests in Langley and neighbouring areas to help determine the severity of the injury and guide appropriate treatment and recovery strategies. We are a proud clinic of the Complete Concussion Management IncTM (CCMI) Partnership Program - a network of clinics around the world offering evidence-based concussion care.
Our clinic in Surrey aims to help you achieve optimal health and wellness with effective concussion assessment and treatment. We do everything from initial pre-season baseline testing to concussion treatment and rehabilitation. As partnered CCMI practitioners, we collaborate with primary care physicians to co-manage concussions, helping patients and athletes safely return to learning, working, and playing.
Are you looking for assistance with concussion management? Call us to book a concussion test in Langley.
A concussion is a brain injury caused by acceleration or deceleration of the brain within the skull following a significant impact to the head or elsewhere on the body. The impact causes a biochemical imbalance within the brain cells, resulting in decreased blood flow and temporary energy deficits within the brain. Concussions are a common injury, especially if you are an athlete. Road accidents are also a common cause of concussions. Symptoms of a concussion can be physical, cognitive, and emotional. They may include:
Loss of consciousness
Pressure in the head
Nausea or vomiting
Difficulty learning & concentrating
Unexplained changes in your sleep cycle
Not feeling well-rested
These symptoms can range from mild to severe and may not always be immediately apparent, which is why they are often left untreated.
The signs and symptoms of a concussion can vary significantly among individuals and may persist for a few days, weeks, months, or even longer in some instances. Nonetheless, most people usually experience relief within 7-10 days.
If you or a family member faces any symptoms related to a concussion, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our qualified team members for a comprehensive concussion assessment in Surrey!
To further understand what a concussion is, watch this video for an in-depth whiteboard demonstration from Dr. Cameron Marshall.
In conjunction with CCMI, we offer services and strategies for concussion tests and treatment in Langley, including:
During the early stage following injury, a period of relative symptom-limited physical and cognitive rest is recommended. Research suggests 24 to 48 hours. However, these decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.
Following a short period of rest, the International Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport (2016) recommends a gradual increase in mental and physical activity by a licensed healthcare practitioner trained in concussion management.
Treatment Services and Strategies
What is a Concussion?
At Clayton Heights Sports & Therapy Center, we offer Complete Concussion Management IncTM (CCMI), a comprehensive method to treat your concussion and assist you with its management. As a part of CCMI treatment, we offer the following facilities:
Integrated Manual Therapy
Return to School, Work & Sport
Multimodal pre-season testing is a series of physical and cognitive tests that provides a pre-injury overview of healthy brain function. These tests can offer healthcare practitioners an objective benchmark to compare should a patient sustain a concussion. It’s important to remember that not all baseline testing is created equal. CCMI has selected the best evidence-based tools available to provide you with comprehensive, multimodal, proven baseline testing.
As concussion symptoms often disappear days to weeks before the brain has recovered, having valuable baseline information may help practitioners to make safer return-to-play decisions.
Contact us to learn more about baseline testing to see if it’s right for you.
CCMI Concussion Tracker Smartphone Application
The CCMI Concussion Tracker smartphone app supports safer return-to-sport decisions for young athletes. The app captures and shares an athlete's concussion status in real-time.
Where a concussion hits, Concussion Tracker enables an athlete’s stakeholders to:
Download the Concussion Tracker app for free today on the App Store and Google Play!
CCMI Free Educational Resources
When a concussion hits, the more knowledge, the better. CCMI’s free educational resources will help to increase your concussion management awareness. You can download yours for free, or read our blog for information on various other treatments.
Downloads available include:
About Complete Concussion Management Inc.
CCMI is a global concussion research and clinical management network with 300+ clinic locations that provide concussion testing, management, and treatment services across five countries. Through evidence-based training programs and integrated healthcare technologies, CCMI empowers multidisciplinary teams to provide standardized care to those impacted by concussions. CCMI serves to improve the collective understanding of the prevention, management, and prognosis of concussions while providing accessible, patient-centric care based on the latest scientific and medical research. For more information about CCMI and concussion assessment in Surrey, visit www.completeconcussions.com!