Vestibular &

Concussion Rehab Langley

If you have BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), our vestibular therapy experts in Langley can perform a series of simple movements, such as the Epley maneuver, which can help dislodge the otoconia (calcium crystals) from the semicircular canal of the ear.

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Is This Your First Experience with Vestibular & Concussion Rehab?

Positional Vertigo - A Common Cause of Dizziness & Balance Disorders

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We Can Help You Cope With Your Condition

The physical therapists at FraserLife Willowbrook Physio & Rehab can also help increase your strength and coordination to help lower your risk of falling and getting hurt during daily activities, such as when you walk up or downstairs, use the bathroom, or exercise.Some people with a balance disorder will need the help of our vestibular rehabilitation therapists to cope with their problems. In each case, we will conduct a personalized evaluation of your condition, and then we will develop an individualized treatment plan.

When should I seek help if I think I have a balance disorder?

To help you decide whether to seek medical help for a dizzy spell, ask yourself the following questions. If you answer "yes" to any of these questions, talk to one of our physical therapists and your doctor:

Do I feel unsteady?

Do I feel as if the room is spinning around me?

Do I feel as if I'm moving when I know I'm sitting or standing still?

Do I lose my balance and fall?

Do I feel as if I'm falling?

Do I feel lightheaded or as if I might faint?

Do I have blurred vision?

Do I ever feel disoriented–losing my sense of time or location?

Call us today to learn more about how we can develop a personalized treatment program for your balance problems and help you get back to enjoying a higher quality of life.

Call us at (778) 278-4755
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Concussions and Treatment

Your brain is your body’s command center. Its soft, sensitive tissues float in a cushioning fluid within the hard and sturdy skull. But a swift blow to the head or violent shaking can override these protections and lead to a mild type of brain injury known as a concussion.More than 1 million mild traumatic brain injuries occur nationwide each year. These injuries can be caused by falls, car crashes or recreational activities like bike riding, skateboarding, skiing or even playing at the playground.

More than half of concussions occur in children—often when playing organized sports such as football and soccer.

Although concussions are considered to be a mild brain injury, they need to be taken seriously. They should not be treated as minor injuries that quickly resolve.

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Concussions and Treatment II

With proper care, most people recover fully from a concussion. In some cases, a concussion can have a lasting effect on thinking, attention, learning and memory.A concussion can arise from the brain moving either rapidly back and forth or banging against the side of the skull. This sudden movement can stretch and damage brain tissue and trigger a chain of harmful changes within the brain that interfere with normal brain activities.

A concussion isn’t visible from the outside, and you can’t see it with standard imaging tools like MRI and CAT scans. Instead healthcare providers look for signs and symptoms of abnormal brain function to make a diagnosis.

Common symptoms include:

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Memory problems

Loss of consciousness occurs in about 1 in 10 concussions. A person with a concussion might have trouble answering basic questions or move in an awkward, clumsy way. Symptoms can start quickly, or they can be delayed and appear over the next day or two.

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The Prognosis with Concussion Injuries

For about 9 in 10 people with concussions, symptoms disappear within 7 to 10 days.Scientists have been working to learn more about those who take longer to recover. In a NIH study the majority of these kids recovered quite quickly or showed no increase in symptoms at all. On the other hand, a subgroup of kids, about 10% or 20%, showed a dramatic onset of symptoms after their injury and persistent symptoms that in some cases remained even 12 months after the injury.

If someone has symptoms of concussion, they shouldn’t try to finish the quarter or finish the game. They need to be taken out of play right away and be seen by a health care provider.

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Concussion Rehabilitation

Our physical therapists have special vestibular and concussion rehabilitation training to help patients with a safe and optimal recovery time (optimal does not necessarily mean fast)

No two concussion injuries are the same. Different areas of the brain may be involved so your physical therapist will perform a thorough evaluation of your neurological system, musculoskeletal system, and balance systems. Treatment may include:

Rest and recovery

patients with concussions often need to rest their brain and body during the recovery process. This includes a personalized and closely monitored program to limit physical, thinking, and remembering activities to avoid symptoms getting worse. Proper sleep hygiene (sleep habits) are also very important and our specialists can help with education to help concussion patients get a better night’s rest.

Restoring strength and endurance

rest can quickly lead to deconditioning of your body or in other words, the rest and recovery after a concussion means you will “get out of shape”. Our trained clinicians will prescribe a graded neuromuscular and endurance training program to help you get back to daily activities and/or sporting events.

Stopping dizziness and improving balance

dizziness is a common symptom after a concussion. It may be due to injury to the vestibular system. We may be help reduce or even eliminate dizziness and associated balance problems with specialized treatment and training techniques that may include: stretches, strength and motion exercises, eye exercises , hands-on techniques, the use of specialized balance devices.

Return to Sport and Your Normal Daily Activities

it’s important to add the appropriate level of exercises and functional activities gradually because too much stimulation may cause the symptoms to TEMPORARILY worsen.

With a proper assessment and closely monitored treatment program most patients will fully recover with minimal residual deficits. It is very important to follow the instructions of our physical therapist that are highly trained in the rehabilitation of concussion injuries. For More Information About Our Concussion Rehabilitation Program Call Us Today

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Fraser Life Physiotherapy Langley BC
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(778) 278-4755
(778) 278-4438
19653 Willowbrook Dr #156
Langley Township, BC V2Y 1A5
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We are located in Willowtree Plaza in the same building as Sushi Mori, Orangetheory fitness and An Indian Affair restaurant with ample free parking.

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8:00am – 7:00pm

Tuesday

8:00am – 7:00pm

Wednesday

8:00am – 7:00pm

Thursday

8:00am – 7:00pm

Friday

8:00am – 7:00pm

Saturday

9:00am – 3:00pm

Sunday

12:00pm – 3:00pm