Accelerated Return to Play &
Treatments for all stages of concussion
Accelerated Return to Play - Principles
An accelerated concussion 'Return to Play' can be implemented to reduce the time away from training and play. This is based on a scientific '5 step' return to play' protocol.
Using the 'NOISE' process.
Neural Growth and Repair.
Oxygenation and Circulation.
Inflammation down regulation.
Scar and Protein modulaton.
Elevated Cell Signalling.
Shortening the return to play and improving the cognitive function upon return to play.
NeuroGenic Nutrition & Supplementation,
Cognitive Exercise and Modulated Stimulation,
Graduated and Pulsed Physical Activity,
Vision & Vestibular Program of Neuro-Optometry,
The ultimate goal is not only regain pre- concussion baselines but to surpass previous levels of cognitive function, proprioception, visual spatial awareness, dynamic vision, improve focus and attaining greater control of the alpha brian that is associated with performance and sporting 'focus' .
Step 1. (at time of TBI)
Clinically validated tool for diagnosis including objective & subjective tests.
Using world leading technologies of testing and treating the athlete.
Step 2. (at time of TBI)
Initial TBI 'First Aid Kit' that includes Neuro-genic Supplements to reduce Oxydative Stress and the formation of Reactive Free Oxygen Species that are the damaging components of the inflammatory cascades associated with TBI.
Step 3. (day 1)
(monitoring dependent on severity)
Severity and referral along the appropriate pathway.
Multi-disciplinary team approach based on needs.
Step 4. (week 1)
Athlete centered approach to rest, with a planned Neurosensitivity
with an emphasis of accelerated return to play at the earliest and safe resumption of training and play.
Controlled re-introduction of the following based on a individual and targeted program of neuro-stimulation.
Pulsed exercise (sub to super threshold)
Neurological Stress Management
Vestibular and Visual Rehabilitation
Step 5. (week 2 onwards)
Prescribe a mid to long term strategy
to reduce any residual symptoms and improved cognitive state.
Further information can be obtained on the Professionals Enquiry page and is based on your location and regulatory processes that exist within the area of treatment.
Metrics of Concussion
Mobile phone apps
CONCUSSION FIRST AID KIT
Refer or Rest
First Aid Kit for head injury
Return to Play Protocols
Optimise recovery by intervention
Recover better and faster
Concussion Symptom management
Acute & Long Concussion diagnosis and treatment
On field Workshops
Protocols and Testing
Concussion Syndrome Treatments
Concussion symptoms can persist for months and years leading to Long Concussion Syndrome
Managing and treating concussion at all times.
Technology can limit or overcome symptoms of concussion
Headaches & Migraines
Sensitivity to light
Neuroplasticity is the key to concussion management in the short and long term concussion.