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    A Non-Medical Solution
    for Concussion-Induced
    Vision Issues

    Are you or a loved one grappling with vision problems following a concussion? Vision Therapy at Broadview Spine & Health Centre might be the solution you’ve been searching for.

    Recognized for its effectiveness in addressing various vision-related symptoms caused by concussions, this innovative therapy offers a non-medical path to visual recovery, without the side effects commonly associated with medications.

    Understanding Vision Therapy

    Vision Therapy is a specialized, non-pharmacological treatment aimed at resolving vision problems that are often consequences of concussions. This therapy utilizes a combination of real-time data from videonystagmography and saccadometry, offering a personalized treatment plan designed to improve visual function. At Broadview Health Centre, we are committed to delivering this advanced, safe, and non-invasive therapy, promising a significant improvement in vision-related symptoms.

    The Process of
    Vision Therapy

    Vision therapy treatment at Broadview Health Center usually involves coming in for a 45 minute appointment once a week for 12 weeks.

    The specialist will work with the patient using evidence based treatments, tools and techniques to improve vision skills such as:

    The specific skills they focus on during appointments will depend on which skills require the most improvement. In between treatments, the specialist will prescribe exercises for the patient to do at home. These exercises are an important part of the recovery process and require diligent practice.

    Treatment Exercises

    Some of the types of treatment exercises include:

    No matter the types of vision issues our patients face due to their concussion injuries, our expert team of specialists are able to treat them and get them back to living a normal life. If you are experiencing any symptoms of a concussion, book an appointment with us to see how we can help!

    Advantages of
    Vision Therapy

    Vision Therapy at Broadview Health Centre offers
    several benefits for those experiencing concussion-
    related vision issues:

    A holistic approach to improving visual skills without the use of prescription drugs.

    Each therapy program is customized to the patient’s specific visual problems, ensuring safety and effectiveness.

    Utilizing proven techniques and exercises for visual improvement.

    An affordable alternative to more invasive procedures.

    Targeted exercises designed for quick and lasting recovery of visual functions.

    Embark on your journey to visual recovery with Vision Therapy. Contact us for more details and to schedule your personalized treatment.

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    Addressing Concussion-
    Related Vision Problems
    with Vision Therapy

    Vision Therapy is particularly beneficial for addressing symptoms such as:

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    Ideal Candidates for
    Vision Therapy

    This treatment is especially suited for individuals experiencing vision issues following a concussion, including blurred or double vision, and ocular-motor dysfunction.

    Those looking for a drug-free, non-invasive treatment option.

    Patients of all ages, with customized exercises tailored to each individual’s needs.

    Who Should
    Refrain from
    Vision Therapy

    While Vision Therapy is beneficial for many, it may not be suitable for everyone:

    Always consult with a healthcare provider or a vision therapy specialist to determine if this treatment is right for you.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The best source for vision therapy in Ottawa is someone who is trained in chiropractic neurology. This field combines chiropractic medicine with neurology to specialize in the brain, specifically for traumatic brain injury, concussions and other brain injuries. At the Broadview concussion clinic in Ottawa we are chiropractic neurologists, treating brain injuries and performing brain injury rehabilitation. Vision therapy is one of the brain injury treatments that we offer, and we have found extremely positive response with vision therapy for our patients with brain injury & concussion in Ottawa.

    More than half of adults with concussion or suffering from post-concussion syndrome report visual issues associated with blurred vision, eye strain and headache. We would concur, anecdotally, that our concussion clinic in Ottawa, a majority of the patients we see with traumatic brain injury have oculomotor problems. The brain contains a system of visual pathways, and more of the brain’s processing capabilities are used by vision than by any other system.

    While vision therapy is very effective for a large number of concussion patients, it’s not for everyone. The best way to find out is to see us here at the Broadview Ottawa concussion clinic. Highly trained and specialized in chiropractic neurology, we have both the experience with vision therapy as well as overall concussion knowledge to determine, through a series of brain assessments, which form(s) of therapy & treatment will work best for you.

    Indeed, yes it can! Vision therapy is an effective tool to redevelop and boost the neural connections between the brain and eyes. We use specialized instruments and therapies to help you reclaim your visual strength, enabling you to take part in everyday activities at home and work with reduced light sensitivity.

    Vision therapy does not target eye muscles through the course of treatment. These muscles can be strengthened through orthoptics if it is needed. Vision therapy specifically targets the brain and seeks to strengthen the neurological pathways connecting the brain and eyes in order to improve and correct vision problems.

    There is no scientific evidence that shows that vision therapy can help treat dyslexia. However, it will help with vision problems which can make reading more difficult. Since dyslexia affects the part of the brain which is responsible for visual processing and not eye control, it is not targeted in vision therapy treatment.

    Normally, all concussion symptoms should resolve themselves after approximately 6 weeks, depending on the severity of the injury. If a person experiences vision problems or any other symptoms of their concussion longer than that, it’s a strong sign of Post Concussion Syndrome. These people generally require vision therapy and other types of concussion treatments in order to alleviate their symptoms and return to normal activities.

    Broadview Health Centre: Leading
    the Way in Vision Therapy

    Struggling with vision issues post-concussion? Let the experts at Broadview Health Centre help.
    With our personalized Vision Therapy program, you can improve your visual skills and overcome
    the challenges brought on by a concussion. Schedule your appointment today and take the first
    step towards a clearer, brighter future.