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Concussion & Headaches

Concussion Rehabilitation

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that can affect the brains’ ability to function. Symptoms usually present themselves quickly after a knock to either the head or body. Often a sprained neck comes hand in hand with a concussion injury.


Symptoms you may experience following a concussion include.  

  • Irritability, anxiety, low mood, fatigue, difficulty concentrating and remembering.

  • Neck stiffness, headaches, dizziness, nausea, noise sensitivity, balance concerns.

  • Blurred vision, double vision, light sensitivity, migraine.

  • Sleep disturbance, restless legs.

  • Difficulty with work, school or playing sport. 

Evidence shows that with repeated concussion people may experience a decline in general health and quality of life up to 10 years. This doesn’t need to be the case, and with appropriate rehabilitation people can recover full function. All the symptoms listed above have treatment strategies that an appropriately trained physio can assist with.

Great Lake Physio has clinicians with advanced skills to assess and help treat the person’s physical recovery, exercise capability, any neck involvement, vision, vertigo, and balance training. We can work along side you to help pace your return to work or school. Physio can ensure a person has fully recovered before returning to sport, particularly contact sports such as rugby.

Great Lake Physio links in with a bigger concussion team of occupational therapists, neurological specialists, and psychologists, working with those patients with more persistent post-concussion symptoms when it’s clear that these symptoms are not settling easily.

If you or someone you know has had a concussion and needs help recovering, book in to see a physio today.

Headaches can arise from various sources such as the neck, eyes, jaw or blood vessels. 

We are able to work through various potential sources of headache and find solutions. This may involve manual therapy, eye-ear-neck exercises, jaw physiotherapy, postural strengthening or other exercises to alleviate or prevent headaches.

Headache Rehabilitation

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