Eye Movement Therapy For Concussion Treatment


When it comes to choosing the best concussion treatment for you, you should know that there are those based on prescription drugs and progressive therapy methods. Eye Movement therapy is not a brand new achievement in the concussion treatment field. Nevertheless, it has so many things to offer to patients with concussions and traumatic brain injuries.

But let’s not leave it like this. Let’s dive deeper into eye movement therapy and its application in concussion treatment. Before we start, we have to shed some light on concussions.

What Is a Concussion?

eye movement connected to brainA concussion belongs to a group of traumatic brain injuries, popularly called in the medicinal circles TBI. A concussion can be caused by a variety of things – a fall, blow, bump, or jolt to the head can all lead to a concussion.

But not all falls, blows, bumps, and jolt will result in a concussion. For a concussion to happen, the movement has to be sudden and to force the brain to twist or bounce around in the skull. This can stretch and damage brain cells, and cause a chemical dis-balance in the brain.

The effects of a concussion can be very serious. It is usually followed by very specific signs and symptoms, such as losing the ability to recall events prior to or after a hit, nausea, vomiting, clumsy moves, headaches, and so on.

Not All Concussions Are the Same

eye movement seen in brain scanWhile they might appear exactly the same in terms of signs and symptoms, no two concussions are the same. The falls or bumps are very random in their nature, and every time a concussion occurs, it affects a very specific part of the brain. The extent of the injury is also something that differs from case to case.

Sometimes, the concussion can be very mild, and the patient doesn’t necessarily have to experience all the symptoms. The length of the recovery period is also something that depends on the severity of the injury. While a patient can feel better within a couple of weeks, very often, it takes a couple of months for all symptoms to disappear.

This is why it is important to take concussion treatment seriously. Fortunately, eye movement therapy has a lot to offer for concussion patients.

Eye Movement Therapy’s Role In Concussion Treatment

woman's eyes movingIt’s worth noting that a concussion can affect different brain centres. What connects eye movement and a concussion is that both of these activate very specific brain centres. There are many different types of eye movement. Each eye movement type will activate a very specific brain centre and mechanism.

Eye movement therapy will speed up your concussion treatment as it will be individualized for your type of concussion. Eye movement therapy will target brain centres and regions affected by a concussion and speed your brains rehabilitation process.

A concussion can have serious consequences on your health and wellbeing. Eye movement therapy can help you recuperate faster by specifically targeting the regions of the brain that was injured.

How Broadview Can Help

At Broadview Spine & Health Centre in Ottawa, we provide highly effective, attentive and caring treatment for a variety of brain and spinal injuries.

Contact us today to get your questions answered and book your first appointment on your journey to healing. Check out our vision therapy services!

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