Canadian Concussion Treatment Expert, Terry Moore Weighs in on the Recent Rise of Clinics Offering Concussion Symptom Management

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Commenting on the recent rise in concussion clinics, Neuromuscular and Cardiovascular Physiologist, Terry Moore of MyoWorx® Concussion Therapy in Ontario, Canada explains what is important to look for in a concussion treatment center.

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The use of the internet to search for solutions about dealing with concussion symptoms, has allowed patients from all across North America to find us.

In the last few years, media have been inundated with the perils of concussion symptoms, particularly in the realm of professional sports. In the U.S. alone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 1.6 to 3.8 million concussions occur in sports and recreational activities annually. The journey of Sydney Crosby has been highlighted from the top of his game, to questions about retiring and now his gradual ascent to the top again. Committees and leagues have put forth hours of meetings combing over alterations to rules to fight concussion injuries and cautious warnings are had from medical research teams as they blow their whistles, signaling the potential far-reaching consequences of repeated head trauma as responsible for suicidal feelings or actions.

It is no surprise then that concussion clinics are on the rise. Well known medical centers such as the Cleveland Clinic to unknown alternative medicine clinics are offering programs or methods for managing concussions. But what is important to look for in a concussion center?

The Consensus Statement for managing concussions as taken from the 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport, 2012 indicates rest and recovery until the acute symptoms resolve. At that time, a graded program of exertion is implemented prior to medical clearance and returning to play.

Terry Moore, a Neuromuscular and Cardiovascular Physiologist with MyoWorx® Concussion Therapy in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, had been dealing with concussions for over 20 years. "The last few years have seen our clinic in Guelph grow substantially in post concussion patients," says Moore. "The use of the internet to search for solutions about dealing with concussion symptoms, has allowed patients from all across North America to find us. The trick for them is to know what to look for in a concussion center," states Moore. He has put together 5 key questions to ask when considering treatment for concussion symptoms:

1.    How long have they been handling concussion cases?
2.    How often do they see concussion patients?
3.    Are they treating you for the symptoms or just "managing your care"?
4.    What symptoms can they help you with and how successful are they?
5.    What is their rate of success –does it take weeks to months to see any change or can they provide immediate relief?

"I always tell my patients and others who have called for information to consider if the medical professional has any research or data to back-up what they are doing," says Moore. "There are now many providers of concussion care out there and you need to know that you will be in good hands."

Terry Moore operates The MyoWorx® Concussion Therapy program in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. In the last couple of years alone, he has been involved with hundreds of concussion treatments.

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