Concussion Management 

Sun City Physiotherapy is a certified Complete Concussion Management Inc. ™ (CCMI) clinic. We have partnered with a network of clinics around the world offering evidence-based concussion care.

From initial pre-season baseline testing to concussion treatment and rehabilitation, we collaborate with primary care physicians to co-manage concussions, helping clients and athletes safely return to sport, school, work and play.

Early intervention with the correct treatment approach can significantly improve recovery following a concussion.

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 Dr. Cameron Marshall.

Concussion Treatment 

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 recommends a gradual increase in mental and physical activity by a licensed healthcare practitioner trained in concussion management.

At Sun City Physiotherapy, we offer concussion treatment services & strategies including:

  • Exertional testing for return-to-sport readiness and sub-symptom threshold exercise programs for persistent symptoms
  • Pre-season testing
  • Vestibular and oculomotor rehabilitation
  • Cervical spine rehabilitation – integrated manual therapy
  • Balance, reaction time, visual processing, and neurocognitive testing (pre-season baseline and/or post-injury/return to sport testing)
  • Exercise rehabilitation
  • Return to school, work and sport
  • Nutritional/Dietitian Intervention
  • Educational resources

Contact us to start your concussion recovery today!

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Pre-season/Baseline Testing

Multimodal pre-season testing is a series of physical and cognitive tests that provides a pre-injury over-view of healthy brain function. These tests can offer healthcare practitioners with an objective bench-mark on which to compare should a patient sustain a concussion. It’s important to remember that not all baseline testing is created equal. we have 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 safer return to play decisions.

Contact us to learn more about baseline testing to see if it’s right for you. 

Free Educational Resources

Concussion Handbook

When a concussion hits, the more knowledge the better. Download your free concussion handbook.

Contact us to start your concussion recovery today!

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What you need to know about concussions.

CMI 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.

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 progress
  • Store and view pre-season concussion test results

Download the Concussion Tracker Smartphone App here.

What you need to know about concussions.

About Complete Concussion Management Inc.

CCMI is a global concussion research and clinical management network with 300+ clinic locations that provide concussion testing, management, and treatment services across five countries. Through evidence-based training programs and integrated healthcare technologies, CCMI empowers multidisciplinary teams to provide standardised care to those impacted by concussions. CCMI serves to improve the collective understanding of the prevention, management, and prognosis of concussion, while providing accessible, patient-centric care based on the latest scientific and medical research.

Sun City Physiotherapy Locations

Downtown

1468 St. Paul Street, Kelowna, BC
Phone: 250-861-8056
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Glenmore

103-437 Glenmore Road, Kelowna, BC
Phone: 250-762-6313
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Lake Country/Winfield

40-9522 Main St., Lake Country, BC
Phone: 250-766-2544
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Lower Mission

3970 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC
Phone: 778-699-2006
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