The majority of concussion symptoms (85 - 90%) will recover in 7 - 10 days with a cognitive physical rest protocol.

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, 2013

A concussion is a mild brain injury caused by a hard hit or jolt to the head or body.

Post mild-TBI fatigue can be persistent and has been shown to be present up to 5 years post-injury.

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, 2013

The majority of individuals (73 to 88%) return to their principal occupation within one year of injury.

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, 2013

The expected recovery from cognitive-based symptoms following mild TBI ranges from 1 week to 6 months.

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, 2013

Persistent dizziness, balance and vision changes are common after a concussion.

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, 2013

Proper management of a concussion can help speed recovery.

Evidence supports that reassurance and education about symptoms is most effective for lowering risk of persistent symptoms.

Macciocchi, A.W., 1993

Concussions can occur without a loss of consciousness.

Recent reviews state that 50% of clients suffer from sleep disturbances after concussion.

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, 2013

Possible concussion should be assessed as soon as possible after injury.

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, 2013

Many people that have a concussion feel dazed/confused and do not remember events around the injury.

Insomnia is the most common form of sleep disturbances after a mild brain injury.

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, 2013

Most people suffering from a concussion will have a full recovery.

All persons suspected of a concussion should be examined by a doctor.

Because there is no visible injury to the brain, most MRI & CT scans after a concussion are within normal limits.

The most common symptoms after concussions are: Headaches and Fatigue (68.4%), followed by Sleep Disturbances (57.9%).

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About Us

Concussion Care Community Clinic is a division of Block Building Therapies which was founded in 1998 by Nicole Beauchesne, BSc. O.T., O.T. Reg (MB), an Occupational Therapist who specializes in neuro-rehabilitation. She established Block Building Therapies in 1998 and has now expanded her practice to include the Concussion Care Community Clinic which specializes in concussion management. The multidisciplinary team at Concussion Care Community Clinic includes Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists, with access to Psychologists and Neuropsychologists in the community.

Certified BrainFx AdministratorIn the spring of 2014, Nicole obtained the BrainFX Certification: she can administer the BrainFX 360 assessment which provides the information needed for early detection, diagnosis and treatment of neurological dysfunction.

Mandate

The mandate of Concussion Care Community Clinic is to assist adults and children recover positively from a concussion or mild traumatic injury. The majority of individuals suffering from symptoms of concussion recover fully. The key to a full recovery in the early stages is education and reassurance that all symptoms will resolve within weeks or months of the injury. Our assessments and programs empower individuals to resume "living" not just "coping" with post concussive symptoms. The Concussion Care Community Clinic team teaches clients how to become more independent in resuming home, social and work related activities.

At Concussion Care Community Clinic, we want to assist individuals by properly managing and rehabilitating symptoms of concussion. Our professional team will guide you through a step by step recovery protocol including education on sleep, fatigue, thinking, emotions, headaches, sensitivities and physical difficulties. We provide individualized care and understand that recovery from a concussion is a challenging and difficult time.

Finally, our goal at Concussion Care Community Clinic is to implement programming and resources based on the most recent concussion research and management protocol. We deliver a high standard of care to children and adults who have sustained a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury. We hope to educate clients and the community further on concussion care and ensure clients are resuming a full, happy and productive life after injury.