Traumatic Brain Injury

Over 500,000 Canadians sustain a traumatic brain injury each year. Let us put our expertise towards better days.

At Montreal Neurotherapy Center, patients with traumatic brain injury receive comprehensive care from neuropsychologists, neurofeedback clinicians, occupational and speech-language therapists.

Our Approach

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.

With 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.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program

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.

STEP 1: Consent and Acknowledgements (1 hours)

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

STEP 2: Medical History and Concussion Background (2 hours)

  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

STEP 3: Mood Assessment (10 minutes)

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

STEP 4: QEEG Severity Index Evaluation (1 hour)

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.

STEP 5: Neuropsychological Testing (2 hours)

  • 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.

STEP 6: Vestibular Assessment (20 minutes)

  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

STEP 7: Functional Assessment (2 hours)

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

STEP 8: Feedback for Results and Treatment Plan (1 hour)

Meeting with team

ASSESSMENT COST: 1250$

Our 20-Week Treatment Program

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.

  1. Baseline Assessment
  2. Intensive Training (at 4 Weeks)
  3. Maintenance and Home Training (at 6 Weeks)
  4. Reassessment (at 10 Weeks)
  5. Maintenance & Home Training (10 total Weeks)
  6. Final Assessment (at 20 Weeks)

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

  • Behavioral management and personal counseling
  • Stress management and coping skill development
  • Coping with cognitive fatigue and stimulus overload
  • Social interaction skill building
  • Restore/improve cognitive functioning
  • Balance & Gait improvement
  • Speech, Physical & Occupational therapy
  • Neurofeedback training
  • Neurocognitive remediation
  • Non-invasive Neuromodulation
  • Virtual reality therapy
  • Audiology

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Center can help!