Concussion Rehab

Concussion Rehab employs a diverse range of therapeutic interventions to expedite your recovery from a concussion. Specialized treatment is administered by professionals such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, mental health counselors, and more, encompassing guided exercise, manual therapy, and educational components. The goal is to facilitate a prompt recovery, mitigate complications, and ensure a safe return to work, sports, and daily activities.

Suffering a concussion can significantly disrupt your life. Even with seemingly mild symptoms, the recovery process may sideline you for weeks. Prematurely resuming your normal routine can exacerbate the situation, elevating the risk of recurrent concussions and potentially fatal brain injuries, particularly in sports activities.

Concussions may also lead to complications like post-concussion syndrome, characterized by persistent symptoms lasting months, such as:

  • Post-traumatic headache
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Dizziness and vertigo
  • Mental health disorders
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Fatigue

Effective concussion management is instrumental in preventing or addressing these issues. While immediate rest is crucial within the initial 24-48 hours post-concussion, studies indicate that guided physical activity and treatment can alleviate symptoms, enhance brain function, address blood flow issues, and promote the healing of injured tissues.

How Concussion Rehab Operates

Concussion rehabilitation encompasses both assessment and treatment phases. Healthcare practitioners initiate the process by evaluating your injury and symptoms, conducting neurological and cognitive tests to assess reflexes, coordination, vision, memory, and concentration. Diagnostic tools such as CT scans and MRIs may also be employed.

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Based on the assessments, a tailored management plan is devised, incorporating a spectrum of therapies and treatments:

  • Physiotherapy: Exercise programs to improve blood flow and support healing.
  • Chiropractic: Targeting headaches, balance, and vision issues arising from nerve injuries.
  • Education: Providing guidance on symptom management.
  • Talk Therapy: Addressing mental health concerns.
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation: Alleviating dizziness and vertigo.

Practitioner Involvement

Our certified specialists adeptly handle both concussion rehabilitation and post-concussion syndrome management:

  • Concussion:
    • Comprehensive concussion and neurological assessments.
    • Tailored return-to-work and return-to-sport programs.
  • Chronic Injury Management (Post-Concussion Syndrome):
    • Multi-stage assessment and rehabilitation covering balance, vestibular disorders, visual disorders, exercise rehabilitation for blood flow issues, sleep hygiene education, and manual therapy for cervical headaches.

Though individual recovery timelines vary, the implementation of a concussion management plan typically results in complete recovery within a few days. This stands in stark contrast to the prolonged impact of concussion complications, underscoring the invaluable role of a management plan in swiftly restoring normalcy to your life.


Research shows that the key to concussion rehab is a multidisciplinary approach. That’s why Activa Clinics is your ideal choice.  We have a large team of doctors and specialists who are experts in concussion treatment and rehabilitation. They will work together to ensure you are completely healed from head to toe. 

We have five clinic locations in Southern Ontario that serve communities including Mississauga, Brampton, HamiltonScarborough, or Kitchener.

Cost and Coverage

Like many of our services, our physiotherapy treatments are often covered through employer, auto, or disability insurance. So treatments can be available at little or no cost to you. Get in touch or schedule a consultation to learn more.