Treating Concussion
in Ottawa

We are trained providers of the Shift Concussion Management Program. We provide an advanced approach to concussion awareness and management, guiding injured individuals to a safe return to both sport participation and daily life activities.
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Holistic Approach to Concussion Recovery

Our concussion recovery program emphasizes a continuum of care from education and baseline testing to injury management and return-to-play. We take a holistic approach to concussion treatment at our clinic, emphasizing full-body and mind wellness in the way we go about helping Ottawa concussion patients achieve a return to full function and normal life. Emergency evaluation is warranted in situations of deteriorating mental status such as increasing confusion and difficulty recognizing people or places. Other symptoms requiring immediate medical attention include worsening headache; worsening nausea or vomiting, and excessive drowsiness or lethargy. When a concussion is suspected, we also recommend booking an initial assessment with us as early as possible. Even if you have not had a baseline assessment with us, we will assess your injury and provide you with a management strategy to aid in your recovery. Assessments and subsequent visits/therapy are covered under most extended healthcare benefit packages (e.g. Chiropractic). For inquiries about appointments, please contact us.
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How We Help Patients Live Well

At our Ottawa Wellness Clinic, offering Chiropractic, Naturopathy, Massage Therapy, Fitness Training, Laser Therapy, Orthotics, Lifestyle Counseling and Supplements, patients receive a superior level of care through a holistic approach that encompasses four pillars of wellness services:
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PATIENT-CENTERED

Every treatment and service us customized for your needs

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HOLISTIC WELLNESS

Treating not just symptoms but overall health & wellbeing

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PROACTIVE HEALTH

Working with you for a healthier, balanced & productive lifestyle

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COMMUNITY FOCUS

Dedicated to serving Ottawa’s needs for wellness & holistic care

Concussion Testing & After-Injury Care

At LiveWell we offer accessible, individualized and effective concussion management strategies to individuals of all ages suffering from concussion and mild traumatic brain injury. Our evidence-based concussion assessment and rehabilitation techniques ensure an informed and high standard-of-care for those seeking support in their recovery. We believe that concussion management requires a team approach. We assess and manage each patient as a whole in order to tailor rehabilitative strategies to the individual needs of each person. We emphasize testing protocols that provide objective data from many different areas of performance and function to aid in the development of individualized treatment plans and encourage open communication and collaboration with all Health Providers involved in the care of the patient.

At LiveWell we utilize an evidence-informed approach to Concussion Management. That means that many of the rehabilitation strategies and recommendations applied in the clinical setting have been proven effective, or have shown significant promise in clinical studies. Experts agree that this injury requires an interdisciplinary approach to management, particularly for those suffering from persistent symptoms. That is why you may find that Shift Providers recommend multiple treatment approaches and service providers to optimize your care strategy. Each patient experiences concussion in a different way, which is why rehabilitation recommendations may vary from patient to patient.

The types of rehabilitation methods employed depend largely on the characteristics and presentation of each individual patient. Some common interventions prescribed and carried out by us include: Treatment and rehabilitation for the neck and other spinal structures, Vestibular-Ocular rehabilitation, Neuro-cognitive testing and rehabilitation (Impact Testing) exercise and activity-based rehabilitation, and recommendations for daily activities, work, school, and sport.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Here we answer the questions related to Concussion Care that we’ve been asked over the years. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Don’t be shy! Feel free to reach out to us and ask us anything.

In comparison to traditional concussion management, holistic concussion treatment emphasizes full-body and mind wellness. Holistic concussion management is best for minor to mild concussion cases. Severe concussion cases require medical attention. When a mild concussion is suspected, we recommended booking a consultation with our team as soon as possible. Our team will assess your injury and plan a recovery strategy.

If you’re interested in learning more about our holistic concussion management services, contact our team today!

Shift Concussion Management is a network of health providers offering accessible, individualized, and effective concussion management strategies. LiveWell Health is proud to be a provider so that we can continue to improve and evolve upon our concussion and rehabilitation techniques. We’re committed to providing informed, high-quality strategies for those seeking recovery support.

If you would like to learn more about Shift Concussion Management and LiveWell’s role as a provider, contact us today!

It’s hard to say how long it will take for one to recover fully from a concussion. Depending on the severity of the injury, some systems are resolved in a short timeframe. However, it can be months or years before all symptoms subside. Several factors contribute to the length of recovery including age, the number of concussions suffered health history and more.

If you would like to discuss your specific concussion case, book a consultation with our team to learn more about how we can help!

Our team uses evidence-informed approaches to concussion management. The strategies we use have proven to be effective in a clinical setting. The types of methods we use depend on the characteristics and presentation of each one of our patients. Our treatment methods include treatment and rehabilitation for the neck ad other spinal structures, vestibular-ocular rehabilitation, neurocognitive testing and rehabilitation exercise, and activity-based rehabilitation.

If you have any more questions about our concussion management services, contact our team today!

Concussion symptoms can be present in numerous ways. Some common symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Neck Pain
  • Nausea
  • Loss of Balance
  • Poor Concentration
  • Trouble Focusing
  • Confusion
  • Ringing in Ears

…among others. At LiveWell Health, our team will be able to assess your situation and provide you with a concussion management strategy. Book a consultation with our team today!