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Demystifying post-concussion syndrome

Persistent post-concussion symptoms - Where do they come from? By Sarah El Queisi, physiotherapist What is post-concussion syndrome? Most people who are unlucky enough to have a concussion will improve quickly, usually within 2-4 weeks. For about 20% of people who sustain concussions, recovery can be much longer. WHY IS IT TAKING SO LONG TO GET BETTER? Questions we hear regularly in the...

cervicogenic headache

Headaches? There’s physio for that!

Physiotherapy For Cervicogenic Headache By Sarah El Queisi, MSc(A)PT, FCAMPT, physiotherapist There are many different types of headaches that exist, each with its own causes and symptoms. Cervicogenic headaches are caused by a dysfunction in the muscles, joints or nerves in the upper cervical spine. Symptoms include pain on one side of the head, tenderness in the upper part of the neck,...

4 Characteristics of a good concussion clinic

Many rehabilitation clinics and professionals have been jumping on the concussion rehab bandwagon in recent years, without necessarily offering services that truly help patients. To help patients navigate through the various competent and *ahem* less competent concussion care providers out there, the Canadian Concussion Collaborative published a guide for patients to help them navigate rehab offerings, you can find it here:...