Concussion

  • EBC specialises in examination, diagnosis and treatment of complex functional deficits and symptoms occuring as a consequence of imbalances in the nervous system, muscles and joints.
  • It is not uncommon that EBC are referred patients who have seen up to 15 Medical doctors and/or other healthcare practitioners previously.
  • The examination is very thorough and highly detailed. It consists of cutting edge evidence-based objective tests to find the underlying cause.

What is Concussion?

The brain is surrounded and bathed in a viscous fluid called cerbro-spinal fluid (CSF).

The fluid functions to decrease friction between the brain and the innerlining of the skull, as well as, dampen the movement of the brain within the skull after minor bumps and knocks to the head.

  • Impact to the head or body may exceed the ability of the fluid to keep the brain still which results in bouncing and twisting impact of the brain against the lining of the skull.
  • The brain gets damaged by the impact which may lead to symptoms and functional deficits.

Symptoms

  • Headaches or a pressure in the head
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness and Vertigo
  • Vision problems
  • Light,- and soundsensitivity
  • Cognitive problems – memory and concentration

Early Diagnosis

  • 80-90% of all people suffering from a concussion will recover fully naturally, however, 10-20% do not recover without rehabilitation. Many people experience there symptoms a long time after impact occurred.
  • 380.00 cases per year will need rehabilitation to recover and enable a good quality of life again.
  • Repeated impact to the head has been found to cause degeneration of the brain and its functionality (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy)
  • It is therefore vital to receive a correct diagnosis at an early stage in order to best rehabilitate the functional deficits that appear.

Examination & Treatment

Commonly mainstream medical examination is without any abnormalities after a concussion because there usually is not any strucutural damage to the brain.

EBC are proud to be able to offer a groundbreaking and unique examination and treatment applications for functional nervous system deficits.

Examination is carried out with cutting edge evidence based objective diagnostic tests as well as a full neurological bedside exam in order to find the neurophysiological deficit.

HOW DOES IT WORK?