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Proper Self-Care During COVID-19: MS, Vertigo, Concussion & More

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us have been forced to make temporary adjustments in our lives. When it comes to our concussion and brain injury clinic in Ottawa, we had no option but to reduce the services we offer. However, we are still here to help you continue the process of recovery and healing.

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Follow the ‘Stay Home’ Protocol

We know that you want nothing better but to continue to recover from your traumatic brain injury or concussion. As a patient at Broadview concussion clinic in Ottawa, you know the importance of our treatments, customized to your particular head injury. However, as long as the social distancing measures are in place, we are unable to see most of our patients. For this reason, we want to make sure they follow the right ‘stay home’ protocol.

MS, Vertigo and Concussion: Recovery at Home

While we believe in personalized treatments in order to recover from a brain injury, we also want to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Ottawa. Therefore, we encourage you to engage in activities that will help you recover while staying at home. Below are some key tips you should follow until you are able to visit our clinic again:

1.Rest & Sleep

Rest and sleep are two of the most beneficial factors when it comes to concussion recovery. Both are known for boosting immunity, something we all need during this pandemic.

2. Light Workouts

Moderate exercise is also helpful to recover from a concussion, vertigo, MS or any type of brain injury. Although we need to stick to certain social distancing measurements at the moment, the situation can change anytime. At the moment, all city parks are closed in Ottawa until the 30th of June. However, walking through a park is permitted as long as you do not linger or gather with others. Regardless of the type of exercise you choose, be sure to discuss your workouts with your doctor or chiropractic neurologist before engaging.

3. Diet & Nutrition

Make sure you stick to a balanced diet, and avoid those foods that tend to promote inflammation, such as carbs, sugars and red meat.

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Self-Care during COVID-19

With coronavirus grabbing headlines, the fear of not recovering from a brain injury can be daunting. Being proactive at staying well does not have to be hard, all you have to do is take small and consistent steps. Resting properly, eating healthy and engaging in light physical exercise will help you recover from any kind of brain injury while staying at home. The world might be a different place when we go back to normal life, but we will still be here to resume with your MS, vertigo, concussion, or brain injury rehabilitation process. Once Ottawa has returned to a status where social distancing measures can safely be eased, we will continue to monitor the situation and do what is best for the health of our patients.  

Talk to the specialists at Broadview for further treatment information today.