A concussion is a very commonly misdiagnosed problem that involves, but is not limited to, sports, a fall from any height, and motor vehicle accidents.
Although most frequently associated with a blow to the head, your skull does not need to have an impact on a surface for you to get a concussion. The condition simply requires a sudden change of direction of your head, for example, a very intense whiplash.
A concussion is essentially a bruise on your brain. The symptoms present in a variety of ways depending on the person, but typically include dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, fatigue, or sensitivity to light, sound, smells and stress.
Recovery can range anywhere from a few weeks up to a year or longer due to the complexity of the specific concussion.
A physiotherapist can help assess and treat your concussion symptoms by educating you about management and gentle exercises.