CONCUSSION SPECIALIST VANCOUVER
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A concussion can be simply defined as a disruption in neurological functioning following a slight or significant impact to the head or elsewhere on the body, which leads to a biochemical imbalance within brain cells as well as declined blood flow and temporary energy deficits within the brain. If you are looking for a Concussion Specialist Vancouver then Equinox Integrative Wellness Center is perfectly the right option to choose.
Concussion Management By Equinox Integrative Wellness Center In Vancouver
The biggest concern surrounding concussions comes from the energy deficit that occurs in the brain following injury. When the brain is in this low energy state, it has been well established that the brain is extremely vulnerable to additional trauma, where even smaller impacts can lead to another concussion; and these second concussions can result in severe brain injuries with potentially permanent or fatal outcomes.
The problem is that symptoms do not coincide with brain recovery. The only way to know when the brain has fully recovered and out of this “vulnerable period” is to compare current brain function to when the individual was healthy; this is what is known as a “baseline test”; which is the most important thing to get done prior to beginning your sports season on a yearly basis. Our specialist, the only of its kind in BC, will assess the body’s equilibrium system (cerebella-vestibular) and eye movements (cortical and autonomic), utilizing the latest technology in the field of Brain Plasticity, in order to detect the dysfunctional pathways of the brain.
After a thorough investigation using Video-Oculography, Neurosensory Integration Assessment, then our specialist will use the latest technology for rehabilitation of the dysfunctional and interrupted pathways. Treatments such as tongue stimulation (PONs), Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation, Specific Ocular Exercises targeting right or left brain and other high tech balance enhancement to specifically rebuild plasticity of the damaged pathways of the brain.