lobby of concussion clinicWith several months of the global COVID-19 pandemic upon us, our advanced concussion clinic continues to put your health and safety – as well as the health and safety of our doctors and care team – at the forefront.

Being a leader in Ottawa concussion treatment, providing the highest level of care has always been our mission at the Broadview advanced concussion clinic.

Commonly questions asked of us include, “are you still treating concussion patients?” and “What are you doing differently during the COVID-19 era?”

It’s our pleasure to provide answers to these questions and more, in this edition of the Broadview Advanced Concussion Clinic Blog.

COVID-19: Rapid Change for Ottawa & for Our Advanced Concussion Clinic

concussion patient waiting for appointmentThroughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have continued to treat concussion patients at our Ottawa advanced concussion clinic, as well as people with other illnesses, injuries and disorders related to the brain, neck and spine.

The concussion treatments and other treatments remain much the same.

The process in which we go about seeing patients at the Broadview advanced concussion clinic in Ottawa, however, has changed somewhat.

First, we should note that the COVID-19 or coronavirus pandemic is a steadily changing situation, across the world and here in Ottawa.

At the time of this article’s publication, Ottawa and much of Ontario have gone through the first two stages of re-opening and have launched Stage 3.

While no vaccine or proven therapy is yet available for this novel coronavirus, the case numbers and situation can and most likely will change. For us here at our advanced concussion clinic, that means monitoring the case numbers daily, as well as heeding the advice of Ottawa Public Health and the Province of Ontario.

How Has COVID-19 Affected Our Advanced Concussion Clinic?

concussion diagnosis with MRIFrom a patient perspective, what you’ll most likely notice are:

  • Appointment times or dates being changed
  • More time in between appointments so that we can sanitize the facilities, change clothing/PPE when needed, etc.
  • No waiting in the lobby of our advanced concussion clinic (patients asked to wait in car or outside until called)
  • Enhanced PPE (personal protective equipment) measures for all doctors and concussion clinic care team members, including
    • Masks
    • Shields
    • Gloves
    • Gowns / Scrubs
  • Physical distancing between advanced concussion clinic care team members and patients
  • Masks required for all patients (and their caregivers, should one be necessitated due to patient’s concussion or other incapacitating condition)
  • Hand sanitizer provided for patients
  • In some cases, virtual appointments (video or phone) can be accommodated

concussion patient restingVery important request:

Patients or caregivers who are feeling symptoms of COVID-19, have felt these symptoms and/or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 are asked to reschedule their appointment.

These measures are designed for the protection and preventive health & safety of patients and staff at our Ottawa advanced concussion clinic.

As you may know, rest is important in concussion recovery. It is also important in battling or helping prevent COVID-19. We encourage concussion patients to get sufficient rest, and not to be overzealous in the concussion recovery process.

Treatments at the Broadview Advanced Concussion Clinic in Ottawa

If you have recently suffered or been diagnosed with a concussion, our Ottawa advanced concussion clinic is taking new patients.

We are practitioners and staunch proponents of chiropractic neurology. This entails a holistic approach to concussion treatment, addressing not only the brain but other related areas, most notably the neck and spine.

Our goal is to help people suffering from concussion and other disorders recover and lead a better, healthier, more productive and contented life.

We will continue to treat patients with concussion or other disorders related to the spine, neck and head. At times, we may need to adjust process and/or schedules, and we thank you for your patience and understanding.

Contact us today should you have any questions or wish to schedule an appointment at the Broadview advanced concussion clinic in Ottawa.