Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Silent, Subtle, and Treatable

The onset and consequences of a concussion and mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) can be easily missed by the injured person, their loved ones, and physicians. Whether the cause is a sports injury, a fall, or a work accident, Centre for Neuro Skills has the expertise to identify and treat this type of malady. CNS’ experienced therapists are able to identify the subtleties of concussion and MTBI, which may not be known immediately after an incident. Often, the danger of returning to sports or active work exacerbates the injury, and individuals frequently ignore physical signs that should be addressed. The real harm may not be obvious. Yet mysterious and frustrating issues can surface that can lead to a spiral of dysfunction. Since its inception in 1980, CNS has treated concussion and MTBI in professional athletes, students injured in school sports, and worker’s compensation patients who’ve been hurt on the job.

 

 

know the symptoms

  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Visual disturbances
  • Memory loss
  • Poor attention/concentration
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Dizziness/loss of balance
  • Irritability-emotional disturbances
  • Feelings of depression
  • Seizures
  • Nausea
  • Loss of smell
  • Sensitivity to light and sounds
  • Mood changes
  • Getting lost or confused
  • Slowness in thinking

 

If the warning signs noted above are ignored, the effects can worsen. Meanwhile, patients may undergo diagnostic tests to identify what is wrong, but many brain imaging scans return normal results. Patients also try numerous evaluations and medications—all of which are different from rehabilitation. Families, employers, and patients need to know that while symptoms may be mild, the reality of brain injury is inherent and must be faced.
 

Rehabilitation Begins with an In-Depth Evaluation

A comprehensive evaluation includes identifying the cause of the injury and discussion of medication usage, physical limitations, functional difficulties, behavioral issues, and other problems the patient is experiencing. The case management team then develops a tailored plan based on these deficits and achievable goals. Case managers update insurers and caregivers on major milestones, recommending therapies that foster continued growth. 

 

From Chaos to Recovery

CNS provides a pathway from the chaos of concussion and MTBI to the relief of recovery. This specialized approach is based on MTBI research conducted by staff neuroscientists who have published papers on complications and treatment, sleep disorders, and cognitive assessments that advance understanding. Research outcome is then translated into treatment practices in our clinical facilities. Decades of patient care and scientific research have fostered a philosophy that supports early and aggressive treatment to halt the onset of further damage.