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Winter News Update 

                      

Wishing you the Merriest kind of Christmas...
followed by the jolliest kind of New Year!



 
New services offered at Optimum Health:

Concussion Assessment and Management


What is a concussion?  
      

                                                                                  

A concussion is a disturbance in brain function cause by a direct or indirect force to the head. It results in a variety of non-specific signs and/or symptoms (some examples listed below) and most often does not involve loss of consciousness. 

  


How can treatment benefit you? 

Our therapists have training in mild traumatic brain injury and associated spinal dysfunction.  There specialty is concussion assessment and management of concussion related symptoms caused by the injury.  

On your initial visit there will be a thorough assessment of your symptoms using the ACE (Acute Concussion Evaluation) form as well as visual and vestibular checks. We also utilize up to date return to work/school and sport protocol to make sure that you are ready for all types of activities. 

Our concussion assessment is also accompanied by a cervical assessment and treatment including but not limited to: fascial work and myofascial trigger points, to the anterior, lateral and posterior side of the neck as well as jaw treatment. 


Common concussion symptoms and problems

 

  Thinking

    Physical

     Emotional

  • Difficulty thinking clearly
  • Feeling slowed down
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty remembering new information
  • Trouble expressing thoughts and finding the right words
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting (early on)
  • Fuzzy or blurred vision
  • Dizziness or light headedness
  • Sensitivity to noise or light
  • Poor balance
  • Clumsiness
  • Changes in sleep pattern
  • Feeling tired, having no energy
  • Irritable
  • Sad, depressed, tearful
  • More emotional
  • Anxious
  •  


Optimum Health center has a new employee! 

Erica has recently graduated from the Massage Therapy program at College Boréal. During her 3 years of schooling, she was able to work alongside a variety of varsity teams such as the Boréal Vipers volleyball and  badminton team, Laurentian University’s swim team and occasionally attended a few wrestling tournaments. This opportunity opened up Erica’s eyes to the world of sports therapy, and she is now working to obtain her hours to become a registered Sports Massage Therapist.

Erica’s goal is to assist and motivate her clients throughout their rehabilitation into a healthy lifestyle. She aims to restore her client’s freedom from the aches and pains that limit us in our everyday life while concentrating on both the body and the mind.