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Commitment and Acceptance Therapy in Concussion Rehabilitation

Commitment and Acceptance Therapy in Concussion Rehabilitation

Picture this: it’s a cold December day in 2016, the wind blows strong, the snow is deep, and the sliding conditions are perfect. I decided to go down the hill with my Grade 4 class at the time. It was great fun until I banged my knee and laid on the ground recovering. At that exact moment, one of the big kids came down the hill and slammed into the back of my head with their knee flexed, and I felt instant pain.

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Managing Client Expectations (It’s Not About You)

Managing Client Expectations (It’s Not About You)

Unfortunately, public perception of massage therapy has some catching up to do. I’ve been in clinical practice since 2018, and I still regularly have to address the client that starts disrobing before I’ve even had a chance to say “what brings you in?”. Can you imagine going to any other registered healthcare provider and expecting a treatment without an adequate intake?

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Communication and Support Systems for those that have Suffered Traumatic Brain Injury

Communication and Support Systems for those that have Suffered Traumatic Brain Injury

When I first began my educational journey in the world of concussion, a consistent message that was taught was the importance of careful communication. A common message was that people needed to be educated on what happens in a concussion, in order to effectively recover from their injury. This included telling them that a concussion is a brain injury, along with an often lengthly physiological explanation in an attempt to contextualize their symptoms.

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