Post Concussion Syndrome Treatment Burnaby


Expert Physio Post Concussion Syndrome Treatment

If you have recently experienced a concussion, you may be having difficulty dealing with post concussion syndrome. This can be frustrating as it interferes with your daily lifestyle, possibly causing you some form of discomfort. Here at Expert Physio, we are experts at treating post concussion syndrome, with many CCMI certified therapists. 

What Is Post Concussion Syndrome?

It can be composed of one or several symptoms which can usually lasts more then the initial injury phase of 7-10 days such as:

  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Memory loss
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings
  • Sleep problems
  • Concentration difficulties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Poor decision making skills
  • Impaired judgment
  • Lack of impulse control
  • Anger outbursts
  • Fearfulness
  • Confusion
  • Disorientation
  • Inability to focus on tasks at hand
  • Difficulty with attention span
  • Visual disturbances 
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Headaches
  • Brain fog
  • Decreased brain activity
  • Cognitive difficulties 
  • Psychological irregularities
  • Other mental health issues

These are all symptoms that can be attributed to many other causes.If these symptoms may occur immediately after the injury but they usually take weeks or months before returning to normal then it could be PCS. It has been called the ‘forgotten disease’ because it is not recognized by many doctors and patients alike.

It is estimated that up to 1 million sports related concussions happen each year in Canada alone. In fact, according to one study, over half of all athletes who suffer from head injuries will experience some form of cognitive impairment following their accident. This means that there could potentially be hundreds of thousands of Canadians suffering from this condition right now!

However, if you have recently suffered a concussion, then these symptoms may be attributed to this. This will be something that your physician or physiotherapist will determine.

We receive referrals from over three hundred physicians located throughout the lower mainland for treatment of post concussion syndrome; but you do not need a referral to see us. After a thorough, evidence-based assessment; we will put together a comprehensive treatment program to help relieve your symptoms and return you to a better quality of life. We will also work closely with your physician in planning your treatment and recovery.

What Causes Post-Concussive Symptoms?

There are two types of traumatic brain injuries: closed head trauma and open head trauma. Closed head trauma occurs when an object strikes your skull causing damage to the tissues inside your skull.

How is Post Concussion Syndrome Diagnosed?

Post-concussion syndrome can be diagnosed by a physician or other health care professional. Symptoms of PCS include headaches, dizziness and memory problems that may last for months after the injury.

The symptoms are similar to those experienced with mild traumatic brain injury such as concussion. However, unlike most cases of TBIs, there is no loss of consciousness associated with PCS. In addition, people who have had multiple head traumas often develop PCS. 

What Will The Treatment be Composed Of?

Every patient is unique, and every concussion is different. Our treatments do not begin until we have conducted a consultation and a full assessment of your body and brain function. The information gathered from this process will then allow our skilled physiotherapists to develop an aggressive and comprehensive treatment plan. The procedures and therapy sessions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Full comprehensive initial assessment
  • Rehabilitation for balance and visual symptoms
  • Cognitive function testing
  • Integrated manual therapy (with or without vestibular rehabilitation)
  • Exercise rehabilitation. 
  • Trauma counselling services

How Much Will This Cost?

There is no way to determine an exact cost for concussion care, because every concussion is different. Costs will depend on a number of variables such as: the type of treatments, and the number of necessary treatments. However, here at Expert Physio, we have been adamant at keeping our costs reasonable and affordable. If you have insurance, this may help offset your costs.

What Other Common Health Conditions Can You Help With?

  • Neurological pain
  • Trauma induced by biomechanical forces
  • Neck pain
  • Second impact syndrome
  • Concussive injury
  • Blood flow issue
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Depressive symptoms
  • Whiplash-associated disorders
  • Acute concussions
  • Sports injury
  • Concussed athletes

Why is Expert Physio Your Best Choice?

We treat many patients, such as yourself, that may have received a concussion; as well as those suffering from Post Concussion Syndrome. One of the many reasons we are successful with our treatments is because we have partnered up with CCMI. This is a worldwide organization that specializes in the treatment and prevention of concussions. 

In addition to this, we have 10 highly trained physiotherapists on staff who have been specifically trained in the treatment and education of concussions. We will encourage you to be proactive in your treatments which will speed up your progress. We believe in educating you about your condition so you will be more confident in your progress and the treatments we will be providing you with.

Post Concussion Syndrome should be treated as quickly as possible. This means not having to wait weeks for an appointment. At Expert Physio, not only do we have the staff available to meet your needs from 6:30 AM – 8:00 PM: Monday to Saturday; we also have a centrally located clinic with ample free parking. 

You do not have to wait for time to pass in the hopes of your Post Concussion Syndrome correcting itself. Call us today, so we can get you started on a quicker road to recovery.


Expert Physio

6501 Sprott St Suite 1, Burnaby, BC V5B 3B8, Canada

(604) 294-3376