Concussion Therapy in Brisbane: Focuses On Your Cognitive Rehab

Concussion Therapy in Brisbane: Focuses On Your Cognitive Rehab

Effective Concussion Therapy in Brisbane: Focus on Your Cognitive Rehabilitation

Imagine waking up one day and feeling like a stranger in your own body. The world around you seems hazy, your thoughts are muddled, and tasks that once felt easy now seem insurmountable.

This is the reality for many living with the aftermath of a concussion. At Occupational Therapy Brisbane, we understand that these symptoms, though invisible to others, are profoundly real to you.

You’re not just dealing with a bump on the head; you’re grappling with a life-altering injury that affects your cognitive abilities, emotional health, and overall quality of life. Our mission is to help you reclaim your life through compassionate, evidence-based cognitive therapy. 

Whether it’s through tailored cognitive rehabilitation, emotional support, or lifestyle interventions, we’re here to walk with you every step of the way. 

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    Discover how our dedicated team can help you navigate your recovery journey and regain control of your life. Reach out to us today and take the first step towards a brighter future – call 1300 783 200.

    What Is A Concussion?

    A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) resulting from a jolt, blow, or bump to the head, or from a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging brain cells.

    Contrary to popular belief, concussions often occur without a loss of consciousness—indeed, it’s estimated that fewer than 10% of concussions result in such. The injury may lead to

    • a variety of physical, cognitive, emotional, and sleep-related symptoms,
    • with headache, nausea, confusion, and dizziness being among the most common.
    • However, it is vital to acknowledge that each individual’s experience with a concussion may differ, and there is no universal pattern for the symptoms that may present.

    The effects of a concussion are typically temporary and can include:

    • headaches and problems with concentration, memory, coordination, and balance.

    The brain’s recovery is crucial following a concussion, as the brain undergoes an array of chemical and functional changes after the injury.

    It is during this period that the brain is most vulnerable to further trauma.

    As a result, understanding the complexities of a concussion is indispensable in ensuring adequate assessment, treatment, and the safe return to daily activities.

    Steps to Take After a Concussion

    If you suspect a concussion, follow these steps:

    1. Seek Immediate Medical Attention: Visit a healthcare provider promptly.
    2. Rest and Monitor: Avoid physical and mental strain and monitor symptoms closely.
    3. Consult with Occupational Therapy Brisbane: If you’re concerned by persistent visual, cognitive, balance, or emotional changes, talk to your GP and seek specialist input. Consider a consultation with us to baseline symptoms and start rehabilitation as soon as possible.

    Who Needs Concussion Therapy?

    Concussion therapy is essential for anyone dealing with prolonged symptoms, such as:

    • Struggling with concentration, memory, or balance
    • Persistent headaches, dizziness, or confusion
    • Emotional distress like anxiety or depression

    Concussions, while often classified as mild traumatic brain injuries, can have profound and lasting impacts if not correctly diagnosed and managed. The complexity of this brain injury necessitates an accurate assessment and a multi-faceted approach to therapy to ensure complete recovery and prevent further damage.

    Whether you’re a teenager, an adult, or an elderly person, our therapy can help you regain control of your life and feel understood.

    Why Choose Occupational Therapy Brisbane?

    We’re committed to providing a holistic and personalised approach to concussion therapy. Here’s what you can expect from our services:

    1. Comprehensive Assessments: We begin with detailed cognitive assessment and functional evaluations, including functional and neuropsychological assessments, to understand your current condition and tailor a personalised recovery plan. These assessments are often split over two sessions to accommodate your endurance.
    2. Cognitive Rehabilitation: Our therapy focuses on improving memory, attention, and problem-solving skills through targeted exercises.
    3. Interdisciplinary Approach: While we focus on occupational therapy, we collaborate with neurologists, physiotherapists, and other specialists to ensure comprehensive care.
    4. Supportive Environment: Our goal is to create a supportive and understanding space where you can recover at your own pace.

    Personalised Concussion Recovery Plans

    Based on your assessment, we develop a personalised recovery plan that may include:

    • Cognitive Fatigue Management: We balance fatigue with effort to help you gradually return to activities, recognising the importance of doing as much as you can without overexerting yourself.
    • Functional Movement and Exercise Therapy: Addressing balance and coordination issues to improve your daily function.
    • Lifestyle Intervention: Helping you adapt your daily routines for better recovery.
    • Cognitive Therapy: Exercises to improve memory, concentration, and problem-solving skills.
    • Assistive Aids and Neurostimulatory Technology: Providing necessary tools to support your recovery.
    • Emotional Support: Addressing any mental health concerns through counselling and support.

    We’ve developed various programs to suit your needs, including a 90-day home program,12-session in-clinic therapy, and more, tailored to your symptoms and goals.

    Importance of Early Response

    Persistent symptoms for 1-2 months after a concussion should not be ignored. Early intervention can significantly improve your recovery outcomes. Our therapy focuses on:

    • Managing fatigue through a balance of rest and activity
    • Gradual reintroduction to physical and cognitive tasks
    • Continuous monitoring to adjust the therapy plan as needed

    Commitment to Your Concussion Recovery Journey

    Recovery from a concussion requires effort and patience. At Occupational Therapy Brisbane, we’re committed to working within a rehabilitation, modification, and adaptation framework.

    We understand how frustrating and isolating concussion symptoms can be, especially when they’re not visible to others. 

    Our team is committed to supporting you, ensuring you have the resources and guidance needed for your recovery.

    Concussion Therapy Brisbane – It Starts with a Conversation

    Your journey to recovery begins with a simple conversation. By discussing your symptoms and concerns with our team, we can create a personalised plan tailored to your needs. 

    Take the first step towards regaining control and call us today. Contact us now on 1300 783 200.

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