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Concussion treatment &  management

Lisa Jespersen, RMT is trained in concussion and persistent post-concussion symptom rehabilitation and management. 

Lisa will assess your injury, symptoms and treatment needs to determine a treatment plan that is right for you. She will also help you find the right healthcare practitioners to add to your rehabilitation team so you are able to have your symptoms addressed by the healthcare practitioners that specialize in the areas you require assistance with.  

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Concussion Courses

Lisa has completed

Shift Concussion Management

Level 1-Best Practices in Concussion Management

Level 2-Vestibular & Ocular Rehabilitation Methods for Concussion

Level 2-Complex Case Management with Cervical Treatment Consideration

University of Calgary

Online Concussion Course

Sean-Michael Latimour, RMT, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner- Concussion Treatment for RMT's.

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How can Massage therapy help me heal after a concussion?

It is common for the autonomic nervous system (ANS) to experience dysfunction after any traumatic event to the body. Many people who experience concussion can experience this dysfunction for a short or prolonged period. 

It is also common for anxiety to increase as your ANS gets stuck in sympathetic mode (fight, flight, freeze). 

Massage Therapy can help restore proper function of the autonomic nervous system, help you sleep better and reduce pain. 

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Dolphin Neurostim for concussion rehab

Lisa is trained in the use of Dolphin Neurostim machine. 

This machine can be used for scar tissue release treatment, reduce pain and help restore function of the ANS. 

Vagal Nerve Stimulation

The Dolphin Neurostim has a vagal nerve stimulator attachment which is used as a stand alone treatment to stimulate the vagus nerve which is responsible for many functions in our body. 

If you are interested in learning more about how this could be incorporated into your treatment plan please speak to Lisa. 

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Dynamic tape

Dynamic Taping aims to encourage appropriate loading and restore movement choice.

 

Dynamic Tape revolutionised therapeutic taping by introducing a range of strongly elastic tapes with different grades of strength, stretch and recoil.

 

With correct taping applications we can mechanically resist/decelerate or assist motion thereby reducing the load on the muscles, tendons, ligaments or associated structures that would normally have to control those forces.

-www.dynamictape.com

If you would like to find out how Dynamic Tape can help reduce your pain and help in your injury rehabilitation please speak with Lisa. 

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Sound therapy + Massage therapy

Lisa loves to learn new things and expand her knowledge. She took an introduction to sound therapy course at a massage therapy conference and has incorporated sound therapy into her treatments since. 

Sound frequencies can affect how our cells function. When we match up sound frequencies with what you are trying to achieve in treatment the sound can be an additional benefit to treatment. 

Sound therapy can help if you experience tinnitus, ANS dysfunction and pain. 

Lisa uses different types of sound therapy from playing pre-recorded songs on a speaker to playing crystal singing bowl in treatment. It is beneficial for patients to play the singing bowl themselves as well and Lisa will teach you this. 

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Massage Cupping

Cupping Massage is used by Registered Massage Therapists as a fascial treatment to reduce adhesions and increase blood flow. 

Cupping massage also has a calming effect on the nervous system and can help with ANS function. 

Caution: Cupping massage is a safe treatment for most people but it can leave marks on your skin. If having purple or red marks on your skin after treatment is an issue for you cupping may not be the right treatment method for you. Discuss with your RMT.