For patients local to Wallaceburg who have experienced concussion, Dr. Colin Goudreau is fully
certified through Shift Concussion in Guelph, ON to provide the baseline and post-concussion
management that you need.
Concussion is greatly misunderstood. Wallaceburg residents would benefit from understanding
the basics of this condition. If the head is hit in some way, or the brain experiences violent
shaking such as whiplash, this may result in the brain injury known as concussion. This shaking
or hitting of the head can cause random injury to any area of the brain. Abrupt or delayed
changes in the brain's chemistry and function may result. The range of problems with brain
function that occur will be determined by the area of the brain that experiences injury. Concussion symptoms may be short-term or enduring.
Advice on Concussion
Passing time does not predict whether you have escaped concussion and its effects upon your
physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Symptoms may occur immediately, some may show
up within a few hours, and some may occur within months or years after the injury.
With the risk inherent in concussion, make sure you seek medical treatment for any head injury
right away. Immediate and proper treatment can minimize the threat of death or permanent brain
Our Diagnostic Process
Obtaining your comprehensive health history is the first step in our diagnostic process. We then
complete a full cognitive examination utilizing ImPact, our state of the art neurocognitive testing
A full physical examination will follow which includes the cervical spine, cranial nerves, and
vestibular system, the system primarily responsible for your sense of balance among other
Upon completion of the previous steps we will have your diagnosis and concussion management
plan ready to map out your rehabilitation process. This can include physical therapy and
exercises, and may also require a referral to another health care practitioner.
Do you live in Wallaceburg and have experienced a concussion? Call us to today for your