Your Concussion Management Team with Trained Calgary Physiotherapists

There is increasing research about the short and long-term effects of concussions and the importance of getting quick and effective concussion management care after you’ve experienced one or more concussion events. Sometimes concussions are a result of a major event (such as a large fall during skiing or a car accident). In other cases, it is the result of smaller, repetitive hits to the head (such as football tackles). Concussions can be especially risky in children and young adults because their brains are still in development. The University of Calgary is currently conducting a major research project on sports-related concussions in youth with the hopes of shedding light on the exact effects.
You have done your best to avoid a concussion by wearing a helmet, mouth guard and neck gear where appropriate.  Unfortunately, concussion injuries still happen to different degrees.  If you are experiencing concussion symptoms our team of physitherapists are here to help. 

Our physiotherapists are intimately familiar with head injuries and we understand you need to get back to your sport or work quickly and safely.
Our therapists will work with you to develop a personalized concussion management treatment plan that considers your concussive history, your symptoms and your individual needs, helping you recover your physical and cognitive functions.
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What are Signs I Might Have a Concussion?

Often it’s easy to pinpoint the reason for the concussion, a particular fall or blow to the head, but sometimes a concussion was overlooked because there was no major event or symptoms may be delayed. Sometimes the most benign of events can lead to a concussion because of the area that was hit or the age or susceptibility of the person.
Signs of a concussion

Some signs you might have a concussion include:

Chronic headaches
Dizziness, vertigo and trouble with balance
Difficulty concentrating or feeling foggy
Trouble finding words or thinking clearly
Slow reaction times
Irritability and impulsiveness
Constant sleepiness
You may have only one of these symptoms – that’s why getting a proper assessment is so important.
The most critical time period following a concussion is the 72 hours after the injury has occurred. If you have been hit in the head or experienced a fall, you should immediately stop what you are doing and see a doctor or physiotherapist right away to initiate a concussion managment protocol.
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What To Expect 
During Your Visit

The first step for our Calgary physiotherapists is to collect the history regarding your current and past activities and record symptoms you have experienced. It is possible they will ask you to start tracking when you are experiencing issues related to balance or cognitive tasks.

Our physiotherapists will then do a physical examination which could include assessing your eyes, neck and back. 

They will also do a series of neurological tests to assess strength, sensation, reflexes, coordination, memory, concentration and visual and auditory disturbances. They may also examine your balance and gait.
The goal of your personalized concussion recovery plan is to ensure you are allowing your brain sufficient rest from physical and cognitive tasks, then doing exercises that improve your balance, physical wellness and concentration.
The Panther Sports Team 
Clinic Staff
Our compassionate staff give you strategies for managing headaches and dizziness and sound sensitivity, and provide recommendations on when you can return back to work, activities and sports. They create a plan that balances recovery and activity so that you can get back to normal as soon as possible.

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Funding & Insurance Coverage

There are many ways to access funding options when seeking treatment at our centres.
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Locations & Hours

10 Convenient Locations in Calgary. All Physiotherapy clinics have morning and evening appointments available to meet the demands of your busy schedule. Saturday appointments are available at select locations.
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Panther Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Centres are a network of ten clinics, physiotherapist operated, serving Calgary and surrounding areas. Our team offers a wide range of services including physiotherapy, massage therapy, and sports injury rehabilitation to help our clients reduce pain and recover from injuries. Panther Sports Medicine has been proudly serving our community for over 30 years.
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11950 Country Village Link NE
Calgary, AB

10003 - 24th Street SW
Calgary, AB

2010, 356 Cranston Road SE
Calgary, AB

11150 Bonaventure Drive SE
Calgary, AB

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Calgary, AB

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Calgary, AB

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Calgary, AB

333 Shawville Blvd SE
Calgary, AB

210 - 11 McKenzie Towne Avenue SE
Calgary, AB

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Calgary, AB
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