Heal Your Brain

At Maximum, we take a proactive approach to concussions by getting you or your child into the clinic for a pre-concussion baseline test. In the event that you do suffer a concussion, having baseline scores to compare to help to take the guesswork out of the return to work/school/activity decision. Getting your bell rung is no joke.

If you have a concussion, we offer a FOUR-STEP Concussion Care Plan:

1) The Assessment

  • SCAT 5 –  symptoms, memory
  • Co-ordination, reaction time, balance, gait testing
  • Visual, vestibular and cognitive function testing
  • Oculomotor testing
  • Musculoskeletal exam
  • Neurological exam

2) Immediate Management

  • Physiotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Vestibular/visual treatment
  • Cranio-sacral therapy
  • Home programs
  • Nutrition advice/referral

3) Return to Learn/Work

  • Individual plans to modify school/work programs/activities
  • Pacing and planning strategies
  • Co-ordination with teachers/admin for appropriate learning/work environment

4) Return to Play

  • Individual stepwise protocol
  • Progression from low to high exertion
  • Progression from non–contact to full contact (with appropriate sports)
  • Sport specific component
  • Cognitive/vestibular exertion testing
  • Communication and co-ordination with doctors/coaches for updates and medical clearance