Concussion therapy session at Vancity Physio, a physiotherapy clinic located in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Concussion Therapy

Clinical Physiotherapy - In Person and Virtual Sessions

WHAT IS CONCUSSION THERAPY?

Concussion injuries cause a change in normal brain function as a result of exposure to force. Concussion injuries are common in most car accident claims and sports injuries. While most concussion symptoms resolve within 1-2 weeks, some people continue to experience persistent symptoms over time. This is often referred to as post-concussion syndrome. Our expert physiotherapists can help you overcome concussion-related injuries and ensure you’re on your way to resuming regular activities.

IS CONCUSSION THERAPY RIGHT FOR YOU?

Concussions usually occur after trauma to the head but they can also happen when the head is shaken, such as during whiplash in a car accident. Common symptoms of concussion injuries include headaches, dizziness, neck pain, trouble sleeping, light sensitivity, nausea, and brain fog. Post-concussion syndrome relates to concussion symptoms that persist past 7-10 days after injury. Concussion therapy can help alleviate symptoms of concussions and post-concussion syndrome and improve your chances of a full recovery. If you’ve recently been in a car accident, suffered a sports injury, or received any blunt trauma to the head, you should contact your physiotherapist about post-concussion therapy. 

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HOW IT WORKS

Our physiotherapists can help you recover from concussion symptoms by strengthening your neck muscles through various vestibular exercises and stretching. We will also work on vision, balance, and spine therapy testing to ensure your body is supported on its way to recovery. Manual therapy will ensure the joints are moving well and myofascial release techniques may also be used to ensure good mobility of the surrounding soft tissue. All treatment plans will be tailored to the individual depending on the severity and scope of the condition.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Your treatment will begin with an in-depth assessment of your concussion and related symptoms. Once the root issue is determined, our physiotherapists will create a recovery program tailored to your needs. Treatment may include manual therapy, Myofascial release, balance assessment and training, ocular reflex training, exercise therapy, and more.

HOW TO PREPARE

Depending on the severity and cause of your concussion, you may want to begin treatment right away. Talk to your physiotherapist about your injury and they can help you create an action plan for recovery. If your concussion was a result of a car accident, you should get all necessary ICBC approval before beginning your sessions. Immediately after your injury, rest your brain and avoid high-stimulation activities. Drink lots of water, rest, and give your brain time to recover.

Masks are manditory for in-person treatment, in compliance with BC's mask mandate. Please read our Covid-19 procedures for more information.

POST-SESSION

You may feel some dizziness directly after your concussion therapy session. This is normal and should not concern you. If symptoms persist, contact your physiotherapist or doctor for advice.

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FEES

Initial Assessment - $110
Follow Up Session - $95
Follow Up Session (Extended)- $130

To book, please select Clinical Physiotherapy from our online booking platform. To maximize your session’s value, and take advantage of our diverse treatment options, fees are inclusive of all treatments used during your session. Your physiotherapist will work with you to help assess which treatments will be most beneficial during your visit.

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Vancity Physio has played a pivotal role in my journey to healing my back after a car accident in 2017. Their positive attitude and ability to build instant rapport with each of his clients constantly amazes me.

Their dedication to solving the mystery behind my injury and constant support in advocating for my health has been a necessary component to the success I've had treating this injury.

I trust Vancity Physio fully with this injury and I will undoubtedly be visiting any time I need to see a physiotherapist in the future. Do yourself a favour and book in now!

— Gabrielle D.
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I attribute my personal physical success to Vancity Physio's knowledge, personality, and example. Not only did Vancity Physio help me to reach my personal physical goals, but they also empowered me with the knowledge of a healthier lifestyle which has allowed me to greatly surpass those goals.

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Practitioners

Ranko Vukovic

Physiotherapist | GUNN IMS Practitioner

Ranko is a Registered Physiotherapist (RPT) licensed with the College of Physiotherapists of British Columbia and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. 

He graduated from UBC in 2015 with a Masters of Physical Therapy. A passion for sport saw Ranko work as a BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer and Kinesiologist, creating tailored training programs for a diverse group of clients, educating and motivating them to reach their personal fitness goals. 

Ranko has post-graduate training in treating jaw pain, otherwise known as TMJ and Orofacial pain.  He’s also a Certified CGIMS Practitioner, and has completed his training at UBC. In addition, Ranko finished his Functional Dry Needling (FDN) certification in University of Navada Las Vegas. Ranko's training also includes ShockWave Therapy, Mobilization with Movement and Kinetic Link Training. He was featured in the Top 100 Canadians Magazine for 2020.

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Tim Fung

Physiotherapist | Manual Therapist

Tim completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Physiotherapy Degree from the University of Sydney.

Tim has extensive experience working with a wide range of individuals including youth, working professionals, recreational/semi-professional athletes and weekend warriors.

Tim has additional training and specialization in the following skills: sports injury management, running injuries/running and treadmill assessments, office/workplace injury management, repetitive overuse injuries, injury prevention technique, functional reconditioning, and personalized, tailored exercise prescription.

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Ella Hebron

Physiotherapist

Ella has been practicing physiotherapy for over 10 years in the United Kingdom in various hospitals around London after graduating from University of Brighton in 2011. 

Ella has an interim license as a Physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of British Columbia and is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, due to be fully licensed by 2022. She is a member of the Health and Care Professions Council and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in the United Kingdom. She has spent the last 6 years at the Whittington Hospital London as a Senior Physiotherapist, and has worked with physiotherapists in the leading spinal cord injury rehab centre in London. 

She has clinical experience with clients of all ages, in intensive care rehabilitation, oncology, acute stroke and spinal cord injury rehabilitation and cardiorespiratory physiotherapy. Ella also has extensive experience in orthopaedic rehabilitation, including post trauma rehab, hip and knee replacement, shoulder surgery and ACL rehabilitation.

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