Concussion Services

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Excellence in Health Chiropractic & Rehab Clinic is proud to participate in the Complete Concussion Management Inc. (CCMI) Partnership Program - a network of clinics around the world offering evidence-based concussion care. CCMI has thoroughly examined the existing and emerging research on concussion injuries and utilized the research to create an extensive training on treating concussion injuries.

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What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a brain injury caused by acceleration or deceleration of the brain within the skull following a significant impact to the head or elsewhere on the body. The impact causes a biochemical imbalance within the brain cells, resulting in decreased blood flow and temporary energy deficits within the brain. Symptoms may include loss of consciousness, headache, pressure in the head, neck pain, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, or balance problems, among others. To further understand what a concussion is, watch this video for an in-depth whiteboard demonstration from the director of CCMI Dr. Cameron Marshall (@Concussion_Doc)!

Concussion Treatment Overview

In conjunction with CCMI, we offer concussion treatment services & strategies to Alaskans including:

  • Exertional testing for sub-symptom threshold programs for persistent symptoms as well as confident return-to-sport readiness
  • Dietary and Nutritional Interventions
  • Vestibular, Oculomotor, and Cervical Spine Rehabilitation
  • Balance, Reaction Time, Visual Processing, and Neurocognitive Testing including pre-season baseline tests as well as post-injury testing
  • Educational Resources
  • Objective Electroencephalography/event-related potential (EEG/ERP) testing with Neurologist interpretation for difficult cases

CCMI treatment overview

  • Balance Rehab
  • Nutritional Interventions
  • Vision Rehab
  • Cognitive Testing
  • Integrated Manual Therapy
  • Exercise Rehab
  • Return to school, work & sport
  • Pre-season Testing

During the early stage following injury, a period of relative symptom limited physical and cognitive rest is recommended. Research suggests 24 to 48 hours; however, these decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.

Following a short period of rest, the International Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport (2016) recommends a gradual increase in mental and physical activity supervised by a licensed healthcare practitioner trained in concussion management.

Over 30% of concussions progress to become persistent and chronic, known as Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS). Excellence in Health Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Clinic is ready to work with you to find out what is causing your persistent symptoms and get you back to living your best life.

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WE OFFER AN EVIDENCE-BASED SOLUTION FOR CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT

From concussion treatment and rehabilitation to initial pre-season baseline testing for athletes, as partnered CCMI practitioners, we are thoroughly trained to manage concussions, helping patients safely return to work and the activities they love.

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Worker's Compensation and PI Injuries Resulting in A Concussion

Falls (from ladders, tripping, during physical activity, etc.) motor vehicle crashes, and being struck by or against an object account for the majority of concussion injuries. Concussions are almost always accompanied by whiplash and cervical spine trauma as the forces required to sustain a concussion are 15 times higher than the force required to injure tissues in the neck.

A comprehensive concussion treatment plan for persistent concussion symptoms will include treatments targeting the multiple body systems involved with the injury including the neck, visual, vestibular/balance, blood flow, and metabolic systems. Click on the pictures below to be linked to interesting articles about concussion treatment and common misconceptions about concussion injuries.

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Pre-Season Testing for Athletes

Multimodal pre-season testing is a series of physical and cognitive tests that provide a pre-injury overview of healthy brain function. These tests can offer healthcare practitioners with an objective benchmark on which to compare should a patient sustain a concussion. It is important to remember that not all baseline testing is created equal. CCMI has selected the best evidence-based tools available to provide you with comprehensive, multimodal, proven baseline-testing.

As concussion symptoms often disappear days to weeks before the brain has recovered, having valuable baseline information may help practitioners to make a safer return to play decisions. Contact us to learn more about baseline testing to see if it is right for you.

CCMI Concussion Tracker Smartphone Application

The CCMI Concussion Tracker smartphone app supports safer return-to-sport decisions for young athletes. The app captures and shares an athletes’ concussion status in real time.

Download the Concussion Tracker app for free today on IOS and Android!

Where a concussion hits, Concussion Tracker enables an athlete’s stakeholders to:

  • Report and Track Concussion

  • Conduct Sideline Assessments

  • Ensure Seamless Communication

  • Record Athlete's Recovery Status and Timeline

  • Scan and Share Medical Documents

  • Track Daily Symptoms for Recovery Process

  • Store and View Pre-Season Concussion Test Results

EXCELLENCE IN HEALTH CHIROPRACTIC AND REHABILITATION OFFERS EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

When a concussion hits, the more knowledge the better.
CCMI’s free educational resources will help to increase your concussion management awareness.
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What You Need To Know About Concussions

Downloads available include:

  • Concussion Handbook
  • Concussion Code of Conduct
  • Implementation Guide
  • Educational infographics
  • Concussion FAQs

Contact us to start your concussion recovery today!

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