CCMI Concussion Services
Sunbury Physiotherapy is pleased to advise that we are a member of the Complete Concussion Management Inc. (CCMI) Partnership Program – an international network of clinics offering the world’s best evidence-based concussion care.
What we now know about concussion patholophysiology and management has changed dramatically over the past few years and the CCMI network of clinics and practitioners is committed to be at the cutting edge of this changing landscape to ensure that we provide the safest and most comprehensive management of concussion injuries
At Sunbury Physiotherapy we offer initial pre-season baseline testing as well as acute concussion treatment and rehabilitation. We collaborate with your family doctor to co-manage concussions, helping patients and athletes safely return to school, work and sport.
What is a concussion?
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. Symptoms may include loss of consciousness (but not necessarily), headache, pressure in the head, neck pain, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, balance problems and sleep disorders among others.
To further understand what a concussion is, watch this video for an in-depth whiteboard demonstration from Dr. Cameron Marshall (@Concussion_Doc)!
In conjunction with CCMI, we offer concussion treatment services & strategies including:
Exertional testing to guide return-to-sport readiness and sub-symptom threshold exercise programs for persistent symptoms
Vestibular (balance), oculomotor ( vision), and cervical spine rehabilitation
Balance, reaction time, visual processing, and neurocognitive testing (pre-season baseline and/or post-injury/return to sport testing)
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 this 24 – 48 hour 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.
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 with an objective benchmark on which 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 and reduce the risk of a second impact syndrome
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 athletes. The app captures and shares an athletes’ concussion status in real time.
Where a concussion hits, Concussion Tracker enables an athlete’s stakeholders to:
Report and track concussion
Conduct sideline assessments
Ensure seamless communication
Record athlete’s recovery status and timeline
Scan and share medical documents
Track daily symptoms for recovery progress
Store and view pre-season concussion test results
Download the Concussion Tracker app for free today on the App Store and Google Play!
Contact us to start your concussion recovery today!
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 standardised care to those impacted by concussions. CCMI serves to improve the collective understanding of the prevention, management, and prognosis of concussion, while providing accessible, patient-centric care based on the latest scientific and medical research. For more information, visit www.completeconcussions.com.