Understanding concussion: causes, symptoms and treatment

Our approach to concussion care

Head injuries can be scary. Concussions are injuries to the brain that can occur after a fall, crash or blow to the head. They can range from mild to severe. 

Our team works with you to diagnose a concussion and creates a personalized treatment plan to help you heal quickly and safely. 

We'll closely watch your progress and provide you with educational resources and support, to help you understand and manage your symptoms. 

With our comprehensive approach, you can feel confident you're getting the best possible care.

Signs and symptoms of concussion

Concussions are serious injuries that can have lasting effects on your health. It's important to be aware of the signs and symptoms and to seek medical attention immediately if you think you may have suffered a concussion.

Cognitive symptoms include:

  • issues with concentration
  • short-term memory issues
  • word-finding difficulty

Physical symptoms include:

  • dizziness
  • balance issues
  • mood issues
  • fatigue
  • fuzzy or blurry vision
  • headaches
  • nausea or vomiting
  • light or sound sensitivity

You may feel:

  • cranky
  • anxious
  • emotional (more than normal)
  • sad

When to seek care

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to see a doctor right away. Early diagnosis and treatment of a concussion can help prevent serious complications.

Our steps to a diagnosis

If you think you may have a concussion, seek medical attention right away. 

Our concussion care team will work with you to help you get back to your daily routine as quickly and safely as possible.

Diagnosis process:

  • physical exam
  • cognitive assessment
  • vestibular assessment
  • imaging tests, such as a computed tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), may be ordered to rule out other causes of symptoms


We take a personalized approach to caring for concussions. Your symptoms will affect your treatment plan.

Our treatment options include:

  • referral to concussion-trained therapists in physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech therapy
  • referral to pain management, physiatry or psychiatry when needed
  • exposure therapy plan of action
  • home exercise program 
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Experienced, multidisciplinary team

Our team includes physicians, speech therapists, occupational therapists and sports medicine specialists, all working together to provide comprehensive care.

Complete concussion care

We offer a full range of concussion care services, including diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.