Ellerslie Osteopaths Concussion Clinic

head injuries

Concussion following a head injury can have some nasty symptoms.

Of all the organs in our bodies the brain is probably the one we want to preserve the most.

Our brain very much defines us.

Many of the symptoms of a concussion injury can be alleviated quite effectively with Osteopathy. The earlier the treatment is started the easier it is to reduce the symptoms.

Anyone that has had a concussion injury will have to apply a number of treatment regimes in order to speed their recovery.

Symptoms include headache, nausea, dizziness, blurred vision, confusion, fatigue, poor concentration, memory problems, sleep problems, depression, irritability, noise intolerance and cognitive deficit. Hopefully not all of these will affect any one individual.

These symptoms can be quite debilitating and go on for a long time, it is important to start treatment soon after the accident to get the best result.

At Ellerslie Osteopaths we are currently gathering some data on outcomes of treatment for some types of head injury. This involves firstly consenting to being part of the research data collection and then filling out a short questionnaire at each treatment session. This questionnaire is called the Rivermead Post Concussion Test.

This will give a better indication of how the progress of the treatment is progressing and helps us tailor the treatment delivery, this tells us just how effective we are.

Our study is looking at the group of head injuries classed as ‘Mild Head Injury’ which is when there has been no apparent physical damage, and loss of consciousness for no more than 30 minutes.

This is a very broad group and loss of consciousness for 29 minutes would seem to be fairly profound.

No patient has to be involved in the research project if they do not wish to.

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