10 FACTS - How big is the problem?

  1. The annual incidence of TBI is greater than that of Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, HIV/AIDS and Breast Cancer combined.
  2. Over 500,000 Canadians sustain a traumatic brain injury each year.
  3. TBI is the leading killer and disabler of Canadians under the age of 40.
  4. Over a million Canadians live with the effects of an acquired brain injury.
  5. About 50% of all acquired brain injuries in Canada come from falls and motor vehicle accidents.
  6. Think First reports that 30% of all traumatic brain injuries are sustained by children and youth, many of them while participating in sports and recreational activities.
  7. An estimated 4.27 million Canadians aged 12 or older suffered an injury severe enough to limit their usual activities in 2009–2010. This represents 15% of the population, an increase from 13% in 2001.
  8. Young people aged 12 to 19 had the highest likelihood of injury. More than one-quarter (27%) of this age group suffered an injury, almost twice the proportion of adults (14%) and three times the proportion of seniors (9%).
  9. In 2009, an estimated 248,418 children (age 19 or younger) were treated in U.S. Two out of three (66%) injuries among adolescents were linked to sports.
  10. TBI contributed to the deaths of more than 50,000 people.
Source: Brain Injury Association of Canada

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Brain Injury 101

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be caused by events such as a car accident, a fall, a gunshot wound or a sports injury. They can be classified as mild, moderate or severe. Some TBI symptoms may get better over time, and others may not. Some survivors who’ve had ‘mild’ TBIs experience very severe, life-altering symptoms.

A concussion often changes the way your brain normally works and has a multitude of impacts on the rest of your body.



Symptoms
The symptoms include:
  • Amnesia.
  • Confusion.
  • Headache.
  • Loss of consciousness.
  • Balance problems or dizziness.
  • Double or fuzzy vision.
  • Sensitivity to light or noise.
  • Nausea
  • Feeling sluggish, foggy or groggy.
  • Feeling unusually irritable.
  • Concentration or memory problems
  • Slowed reaction time.

How we can help with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussions ?


A Systems Based Approach!

Patient In‐Take  >  Multi‐Modal Professional Assessment  >  Measure Progress and Performance

Screening
 
  • Questionnaires and behaviour check-lists
  • Interview and history taking behavioral or co-morbid issues
  • Cognitive Status
  • Neuro/Psycho, mental, behavioral health issues
Brain based assessment
 
  • Quantitative Electroencephalography (qEEG) discriminant analysis for TBI
Neurocognitive Testing
 
  • Memory
  • Attentional
  • Executive control
  • Processing speed
  • Cognitive flexibility
  • Social acuity
  • Reasoning
  • Working memory
  • and many more…
Functional Assessment
  • Functional independence measure (FIM)
  • Functional assessment measure (FAM)
  • Muscle weakness and paralysis
  • Abnormal muscle tone (spasticity)
  • Deficits in joint range of motion
  • Ataxia/Coordination
  • Visual loss
  • Hearing loss
  • Posture & balance
  • Activities of daily Living
  • Gait

Our Neuro-Rehabilitation Program

Patients with traumatic brain injury, receive comprehensive care from neuropsychologists, neurofeedback clinicians physical, occupational therapists and speech-language therapists.

All participants in the program must be capable of committing to the program’s 20-week cycle and be willing to have their significant others or caregivers participate as active partners in the rehabilitation process.


Baseline Assessment
 
 
4 Weeks Intensive Training
 
 
6 Weeks Maintenance and Home Training
 
 
Reassessment at 10 Weeks
 
 
10 Weeks Maintenance & Home Training
 

We accept health plans from most insurance carriers.


INDIVIDUALIZED CARE PLANS CAN INCLUDE:
  • Management
  • Behavioral management
  • Stress management and coping skill development
  • Coping with cognitive fatigue and stimulus overload
  • Social interaction skill building
  • Restore/improve cognitive functioning
  • Balance & Gait improvement
  • Therapies
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Personal counseling
  • Neurofeedback training
  • Neurocognitive remediation
  • Non invasive Neuromodulation
  • Virtual reality therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Audiology

We accept health plans from most insurance carriers.



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The main Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program

Neurotherapy Montreal Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program
Diagnosis, Evaluation, Baseline Testing and Treatment

Neurotherapy Montreal has developed a program to reduce the morbidity associated with TBI. The treatment goes beyond concussion into comprehensive assessment of concussion symptoms, emotional health and recovery. Standardized testing with a battery of assessments helps identify areas of weakness to be addressed in treatment.

8 Steps to assessment of Post-Concussion Syndrome
The baseline diagnostic is crucial to design a highly specialized program that is tailored to the unique physical and/or functional limitations, cognitive impairments, and emotional or behavioral difficulties of the individual.

STEP 1: Consent and Acknowledgements

A form to acknowledge you have been provided information regarding your concussion and the services offered in our center.

1 HOUR

STEP 2: Medical History and Concussion Background

  1. Medical Questionnaire
  2. QoLIBRI - Questionnaire designed to specifically measure QoL (Quality of life after a brain injury) after TBI.
  3. Symptom Check list
  4. Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) - Subjective inventory of sleep habits, duration and quality.
  5. Headache Disability Index (HDI) – Assesses frequency & severity of headaches
2 HOURS

STEP 3: Mood Assessment

  1. BAI (Beck Anxiety Scale)
  2. DDI (Beck Depression Scale)
10 minutes

STEP 4: QEEG Severity Index Evaluation

For that you will wear a cap with sensors and electrical readings from your scalp will be taken. It is the same as getting an EKG where electrical readings are taken from your heart. QEEG (quantitative electroencephalogram) also known as a “brain mapping” uses digital technology, of electrical patterns at the surface of the scalp which primarily reflect cortical electrical activity or “brainwaves.

1 HOUR

STEP 5: Neuropsychological Testing

  • Continuous Performance Test (CPT);
  • Tests for Attention: Visual & Auditory, Selective attention, vigilance, memory, verbal working memory;
  • Tests for executive functions: Figural fluency, interference, cognitive flexibility, response inhibition, task switching;
  • Tests for processing speed;
  • Reaction time;
  • and Mood Status.
2 HOURS

STEP 6: Vestibular Assessment

    1. Dynamic Visual Acuity
    2. Oculomotor and vestibulo-ocular testing
    3. Positional and movement testing
    4. Dix-Hallpike – Test for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
    5. Motion Sensitivity Quotient
    6. Balance assessment
    7. BERG Balance Scale Test
    8. Activities-specific Balance Confidence Scale Test (ABC)
    9. Dynamic Gait Index (DGI) Test.
20 Minutes

STEP 7: Functional Assessment

  1. Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP)
  2. Gait evaluation
  3. Movement control assessment
2 HOURS

STEP 8: Feedback for Results and Treatment Plan

Meeting with team

ASSESSMENT COST: 1250..00$

1 HOUR
Our 20 Weeks Treatment Program

Neurotherapy Montreal 20 Weeks Treatment Program

20 Weeks Treatment Program
Patients with traumatic brain injury, receive comprehensive care from neuropsychologists, neurofeedback clinicians physical, occupational therapists and speech-language therapists.

All participants in the program must be capable of committing to the program’s 20-week cycle and be willing to have their significant others or caregivers participate as active partners in the rehabilitation process


Individualized Care Plans Can Include:
  • Management
  • Behavioral management
  • Stress management and coping skill development
  • Coping with cognitive fatigue and stimulus overload
  • Social interaction skill building
  • Restore/improve cognitive functioning
  • Balance & Gait improvement
  • Therapies
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Personal counseling
  • Neurofeedback training
  • Neurocognitive remediation
  • Non invasive Neuromodulation
  • Virtual reality therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Audiology

OUR 20 WEEKS RECOVERY PROGRAM

Baseline Assessment
 
 
4 Weeks Intensive Training
 
 
6 Weeks Maintenance and Home Training
 
 
Reassessment at 10 Weeks
 
 
10 Weeks Maintenance & Home Training
 
 
Final Assessment at 20 Weeks
 


See This News Interactive Capsule on current TBI clinical trials taking place in the US and Canada.

— One study includes the Montreal Neurotherapy Center.





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Saturday: 9 AM – 3 PM
Sunday: Closed

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Tel: (514) 481-7867
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