Person with painful headache due to concussion

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a blow or jolt to the 

  • head
  • neck or face 
  • body

this can resulting in the brain moving rapidly back and forth within the skull. This can be result of a car accident or sports.

Although some sports have higher instances of injury to head — such as football, ice hockey, and soccer — concussions can happen in any sport or recreational activity.

The duration of symptoms varies from person to person. Some people recover within a few days to weeks, while others may experience symptoms for months or even longer.

Symptoms may vary but commonly include headaches, dizziness, nausea, confusion, memory problems, sensitivity to light or noise, and changes in mood or behavior.

If you suspect someone has an injury that could have resulted in impact to head area, it’s important to seek medical attention immediately. Until medical help arrives, keep the person still and monitor their condition closely.

Diagnosis typically involves a medical evaluation, including a physical examination, neurological assessment, and possibly imaging tests such as a CT scan or MRI. At Olive Physio we have physiotherapist with special expertise & research based solutions for managing concussion symptoms. These are uniquely customised to needs of our patient.

At Olive Physio our therapists closly work with patients addressing crucial aspects such as diagnostic criteria, early assessment, treatment of acute and post-concussion syndromes, principles of recovery, and facilitating a safe return to sporting activities.

Treatment usually involves rest, both physical and cognitive, until symptoms improve. In some cases, excercises, medications may be prescribed to manage symptoms such as headaches or sleep disturbances.

Return to normal activities should be guided by a healthcare professional. Typically, individuals should gradually resume activities as symptoms improve and avoid activities that could increase the risk of reinjury.

While most people recover fully from a concussion, some may experience long-term effects such as persistent headaches, memory problems, or changes in mood or behavior. It’s essential to monitor symptoms and seek medical attention if problems persist.

Concussions can be prevented by wearing appropriate protective gear during sports and recreational activities, practicing safe driving habits, and taking steps to prevent falls, especially among older adults.


Yes, it’s possible to have a concussion without losing consciousness. In fact, most concussions occur without a loss of consciousness. Any significant blow to the head or body can cause a concussion, regardless of whether consciousness is lost. For example this result from a low velocity impact collision like a motor vehicle accident.

Long term effects of Traumatic brain injury:

It’s important for individuals who have experienced a concussion to seek medical attention, follow proper concussion management protocols, and allow adequate time for recovery to minimize the risk of long-term complications.

While most individuals recover fully, repeated concussions or severe concussions can have long-term consequences. This includes conditions such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which is associated with repetitive head trauma and can lead to cognitive decline, mood disorders, and other neurological symptoms later in life.

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