Lisa Jespersen, RMT is trained in the management of concussion and
persistent post-concussive symptoms.
Lisa will assess your 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 all your symptoms addressed by the healthcare practitioners that specialize in the areas you require assistance with.
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.
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 is functioning more often than not 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.
Dolphin Neurostim & MPS Therapy
Dolphin Neurostim MPS is a direct current (DC) TENS unit used for microcurrent point stimulation and a variety of therapeutic uses.
Dolphin Neurostim is a unique TENS machine that runs on a DC, direct current system not an AC, alternating current system which traditional TENS units use. Direct current stimulation to the human nervous system is shown to have positive results on our cells and nervous system. The human nervous system functions as a direct current system which is why this type of electrical signal is happily accepted by our bodies.
The Dolphin Neurostim is used with microcurrent point stimulation(MPS) protocols. These protocols stimulate acupuncture points which results in relief of acute, chronic pain and STRESS from many different conditions. Dolphin Neurostim is also used to effectively treat scar tissue.
Vagus Nerve Stimulation:
The vagus nerve is the longest nerve in the body and a key component of our para-sympathetic nervous system and its function. Our ANS (Autonomic Nervous System) has two branches the Para-sympathetic nerve branch (PNS) and the Sympathetic nerve branch (SNS). PNS is responsible for action of rest and digest, release of calming and relaxing hormones such a dopamine as well as many other actions of the body. SNS is responsible for fight, flight and freeze response, release of stress hormones such a cortisol as well as all the actions of the body that go along with that response.
Dolphin Neurostim Non-Invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation can be used actively or passively in treatment to help achieve the goals of activating the PNS, reducing inflammation and reducing pain.
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.
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.
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.
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.