Blenheim area patients who need baseline and post-concussion management can rely on Dr.
Colin Goudreau. Trained in Concussion Therapy through Shift Concussion in Guelph, Dr.
Goudreau is prepared to offer comprehensive baseline testing and post-concussion rehabilitation.
The Basics of Concussion
It is important for our Blenheim residents to understand the basics of concussion and avoid
typical misconceptions. Concussion is a brain injury which occurs when the brain is violently
shaken through rapid movements such as whiplash, or when the head experiences an impact.
When the head is shaken or hit, a random injury to any area of the brain may result. This can
cause immediate or delayed changes to brain chemistry and activity. Many different temporary
or permanent problems with brain function can occur depending upon the area of the brain that is
Symptoms of concussion can occur over a range of time. Some occur right away, some within a
short time, and others take months or years to reveal themselves. In any case, concussion can
have a significant influence upon your physical, emotional, and mental health.
Concussion carries a risk of death or permanent brain damage without immediate and
appropriate treatment. This makes it very important to seek medical treatment immediately
following any head injury. Minimize your risk.
Our first step is obtaining your complete health history. Then. we put our state of the art ImPact
neurocognitive test equipment to work as part of a full cognitive examination.
Following that, we provide a complete physical examination including the cranial nerves, and
cervical spine, and your ability to control your balance and spatial orientation.
Once the above steps are complete, we will be able to offer your diagnosis and discuss our
management plan for the treatment of your concussion. Your rehabilitation may include a blend
of exercises and physical therapy, and possibly another health care provider referral.
Are you a Blenheim resident who needs concussion care? Contact us today to book your