I have been involved with treating concussions since starting my chiropractic practice in 2010. I quickly realized that neither I nor the majority of health care practitioners had the adequate training or knowledge surrounding concussions. I made a commitment to continuing education and have since attended any and every seminar, course or training I could find to make myself an expert in managing concussions. I have received numerous certification and continue to read the current and latest research on concussion management. I apply this knowledge daily in practice to help my patients return to sport, work, and regular life after sustaining a concussion.
My passion is treating sport-related concussions to safely return athletes of all level back to sport symptom free.
Expertise. Intuition. Ingenuity.
A comprehensive assessment where we evaluate four systems commonly injured in a concussion to determine a reahbilitative plan.
CERVICAL SPINE EVALUATION
Common source of headaches
VESTIBULAR SYSTEM EVALUATION
Balance and Dizziness
OCCULAR MOTOR EVALUATION
Processing and Focus
FITNESS AND SPORT SPECIFIC TESTING
Heart Rate and Physical Ability
I am specifically educated and trained to diagnose and manage concussions
Shift Concussion Management is an internationally recognized program. Shift also serves as a training platform for Health Professionals, offering education on current, evidence-based concussion assessment and rehabilitation techniques to ensure an informed and high standard-of-care for those seeking support in their recovery
R2P Concussion Management provides clinicians with up-to-date best-practice knowledge and skills based on international expert consensus guidelines and evidence-based research from peer-reviewed publications. Understand the continuum of concussion care from pre-injury baseline testing to on-field recognition of injury, emergency on-field care, sideline assessments, follow-up clinical care, and return-to-play decisions.
The Konkussion Institute of Education is an accredited educational program for allied health professionals to be certified in evidence based guidelines for concussion management. The program involves a clinical component - reviewing over 40 cases of concussions as well as a series of modules with the most up to date evidence-based research available.
WHEN YOU SHOULD SEE ME
Concussion Rehab Takes A Village
Concussions are complex. They come with a myriad of symptoms that span multiple specialists and disciplines. My strength is in treating the physical symptoms that result from a concussion. This includes headaches, dizziness nausea, neck pain and general fatigue. I have strategies and assessments that will help me determine the root cause of these issues and am confident I can help.
I am also particularly interested in sport related concussions and have a focus on returning athletes back to their sport safely and efficiently. Often time athletes are misguided during their return to sport and can be put in risky situation or alternatively not return at all due to fear. My program works individually with you and your sport to design a unique goal oriented plan.
That being said, if your symptoms are more in the cognitive realm, such as memory loss, confusion and verbal processing issues I would be happy to consult with you but will likely refer you for neuro-psychological treatment and cognitive therapy.
Please note this is a private clinic and as such is NOT covered through OHIP.
No doctors referral is necessary but we do work with many physicians in the community.
Initial Comprehensive Assessment: $110
30 Min Follow up Visits: $75
Neurocognitive Tests (Impact): $20
Services can be covered through extended health benefits submitted as chiropractic.
Direct Billing available if eligible.
Comprehensive Management for your Club or Team
GROUP BASELINE TESTING AVAILABLE
A Baseline test is a test that is preformed pre-season to establish a baseline performance level for an athlete on a wide variety of neurocognitve and physical tests. This information can then be used in the event of a concussion to help guide return to play recommendations.
PROTOCOL DESIGN AND REVIEW
We custom design concussion protocols for teams and clubs. This includes a detailed plan of action for you to follow in the event one of your athletes is injured. We work directly with coaches, athletes and board members to customize and document a formal plan from pre-season onward. We can also review and advise on your current protocol.
FULL SEASON MANAGEMENT
This program retains our services to handle all things concussion for your entire team, for the entire season. This includes baseline testing, protocol design as well as education and training sessions for coaches, assistants parents and trainers. Priority appointments are given to athletes so they are seen within 24 hours of an injury. We follow each athlete for the entire season.