FAQs – Concussion / (TBI)
Some common questions you might have about the Montreal Neurotherapy Center.
Montreal Neurotherapy Center Patients benefit from a highly specialized program that is tailored to your unique physical and/or functional limitations, cognitive impairments, and emotional or behavioral difficulties. We achieve maximal success, by applying existing rehabilitation and recovery training procedures in conjunction with the latest neuromodulation and neuroscience technologies.
We use a full battery of examinations and testing to identify your exact functional or cognitive impairments. Individualised care plans can include:
- Stress management and coping skill development
- Coping with cognitive fatigue and stimulus overload
- Restore/improve cognitive functioning
- Balance & Gait improvement
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Personal counseling
- Neurofeedback training
- Neurocognitive remediation
- Non invasive Neuromodulation
- Virtual reality therapy
- Speech therapy
What do you focus on for improvements?
Intensive, individualized and multidisciplinary neurorehabilitation gives every patient a chance for a better life!
To maximized the effectiveness of the treatment, participants must be capable of committing to our program’s 20-week cycle and be willing to have their significant others or caregivers participate as active partners in the rehabilitation process. TBIs tend to heal slowly. In mild cases, symptoms may persist for weeks or months.
Every patient react differently to His/Her personalized treatment and the length and degree of success can vary. Be sure that the Montreal Neurotherapy Center goal is to provide You with the latest proven technology & science available. Our vast experience in Concussion / TBI and Our Highly Qualified and multi-disciplinary Staff & Partners have only Your recovery at Heart.
You Can be an Important Participant to Your Own Recovery !
Some Tips to help Yourself actively participate:
- Plenty of Sleep & Rest are primordial
- Rest Your brain daily
- Do not participate in high speed, dangerous & demanding physical activity (To avoid another Head Trauma…)
- Eat well, drink good water, Take Good Care of Yourself
- Alcohol & Recreative Drugs should not be used
- Call Us or You Doctor if You have any strange physical or behavioral anomalies
- Avoid Stressful and Highly demanding situation
- Avoid noisy and high output & pulsing light
When a TBI (Concussion) occurs, anything having to do with your brain is potentially affected. That means your basic body functions, like eating and sleeping, can be altered. It also means that the complex parts of your life — your emotions, your thoughts, and your ability to communicate — can also be disrupted.
Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries can resolves themselves after a week to six week. However, Some people will develop what is know as a Post-Concussion Syndrome that can vary from people to people in severity and lasting effects, including cognitive, emotional and physical disturbances.
The symptoms can include:
- Repetitive or lasting Headaches
- Dizziness and Balance problems
- Irritability and Mood Swing
- Tinnitus (Ear Ringing)
- Insomnia and other Sleep disorders
- Loss of concentration and memory
- Noise and light sensitivity
- Neck Pain
Doctors classify TBIs as either mild, moderate, or severe. Since most TBIs are mild, many people who sustain a TBI find that their symptoms get better over time. In fewer but more serious cases of TBI, the effects of the damage can last a lifetime.
Traumatic Brain Injury occurs when an external important force or a series of impact (like Football or hockey players…) propel the brain against the skull with sufficient force to bruise or even damage the internal brain structure instantly or over a period of time (In repetitive events.). In extreme situation the brain can be directly damage by a penetrating object (foreign or bone fragment).
In all cases, any Head trauma is extremely serious and even in the slightest impact to the Head should be follow with an immediate visit to the emergency as the damage can be internal and non-apparent and even cause death. Obvious brain trauma are always treated as an emergency of the highest scale.
Sometime people overlook a small bump to the head when a fall or any other small impact to the head occurs. DON’T — ANY IMPACT SHOULD BE FOLLOW IMMEDIATELY WITH EXTREME CAUTION AND MEDICAL SUPERVISION!
- Some of the most common Symptoms are:
- Temporary lost of consciousness
- Confusion and bad motor coordination
- Vomiting & nausea
- Blur Vision
- Ringing in the Ears
- Strange taste in the Mouth
- Dilatation of one or both pupils