Concussion Rehabilitation Therapy uses science-based concussion treatment designed to get you back to feeling like yourself again.
What is Concussion Rehabilitation Therapy (CRT)?
CRT is a form of physiotherapy used for concussion treatment at all stages, from acute to Post-Concussion Syndrome.
CRT is safe and effective, and doesn’t involve medication. The type and number of treatments are customized to the needs of the person & their condition. It has the following components:
There are two phases to our CRT program:
Phase I – For recent symptoms (i.e. Acute Concussions)
Goal: To relieve symptoms and restore the brain to a more balanced
How and when to come out of rest, energy management, etc.
2. Neck Therapy
To reduce neck pain and improve your neck’s range, strength and stability.
3. Balance Training
To improve your balance, whether you are standing still or moving.
4. Desensitization Therapies
To manage early light and/or sound sensitivity (e.g. Filtered earplugs).
5. Symptom Relief
For headaches, dizziness and nausea (e.g. Acupuncture).
6. Return to Activity
If the concussion is short-lived, a gradual return to work, school & sport activities.
Phase II – For persistent symptoms (e.g. Post-Concussion
Goal: To assist the brain’s recovery through a process called neuroplasticity.
1. Sub-threshold Cardio Exercises
To enhance healing by giving your brain added oxygen & nutrients.
2. Vision Training
To restore your ability to move, focus and converge your eyes.
3. Vestibular Therapy
To overcome vertigo, dizziness & motion sensitivity.
4. Cognitive Training
To overcome difficulties with memory, multitasking, etc.
5. Work & School Reconditioning
To prepare you with work or study conditioning exercises.
6. Sports Reconditioning
To prepare you to return to your activities with sport-specific drills, etc.
7. Return to Activity
When you are ready, a gradual return to your work, school & sport activities.
For more detailed information about the CRT program at our three Toronto locations please click:
Concussion – A Professional’s Guide
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This information is not provided to self-diagnose. It is therefore very IMPORTANT that you also consult your doctor.