What is a concussion?

The Right Move is now recognized by Complete Concussion Management Inc (CCMI) and joins a network of clinics around the world offering comprehensive, standardized, and evidence-based concussion care. From initial pre-season multimodal baseline testing to concussion assessment, treatment and rehabilitation to manage concussions, helping patients and athletes safely return to learn, work and play.

How the Complete Concussion Management program at The Right Move Physiotherapy and Health Management Inc. works

Our CCMI-trained staff registered physiotherapist, Ian Budge, works to educate and inform patients, athletes, parents, coaches and trainers, and empowers all those involved in sport to recognize concussions, and take the necessary steps to help patients manage their injury and allow them to safely return to school, work and sport.

What is a concussion?

A concussion is a brain injury caused by acceleration or deceleration of the brain within the skull following a significant impact to the head or elsewhere on the body. The impact causes a biochemical imbalance within the brain cells, resulting in decreased blood flow and temporary energy deficits within the brain. Symptoms may include loss of consciousness, headache, pressure in the head, neck pain, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, or balance problems, sensitivity to light or noise, sleep disturbances, changes in mood, difficulty with concentration, among others.

Concussion Treatment

Multimodal Baseline Testing

Multimodal baseline testing is a series of physical and cognitive tests that provides a pre-injury overview of healthy brain function. These tests can offer healthcare practitioners with an objective benchmark on which to compare should a patient sustain a concussion.

As concussion symptoms often disappear days to weeks before the brain has recovered, having valuable baseline information may help practitioners to make safer return to play decisions.

Call 613 384 3222 or email admin@rightmovept.com to book your baseline test with Ian Budge at The Right Move Physiotherapy and Health Management.

Concussion Tracker Smartphone Application

Patients can view baseline test results, learn recovery tips and receive prescribed rehab exercises through the free Concussion Tracker App. Coaches, trainers and teachers can administer a sideline assessment of a suspected concussion, report the injury to The Right Move Physiotherapy and Health Management Inc., and track patient recovery. The app supports safe return to learn, work and play by allowing for seamless communication between sports teams, schools, parents and healthcare practitioners.

Complete Concussion Management Network

The Right Move Physiotherapy and Health Management Inc. is a certified member of the CCMI network of recognized clinics that provide standardized, evidence-based concussion care to those impacted by, or at risk for concussion. All recognized clinics and practitioners are connected through a secure Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system, allowing access to patient medical files. Through this integrative technology, patients can be confident that they will receive consistent, quality care at any CCMI clinic location.

For more information, visit www.completeconcussions.com.

“Due to my active lifestyle I have had numerous injuries ranging from minor to serious. The treatment at Right Move Physiotherapy has been the most beneficial, personalized and knowledgeable care that I have ever received. I have been receiving shockwave treatment as part of my physiotherapy care plan and have found significant relief following my sessions.  I have worked with all three health care professionals and each has helped me regain the confidence and strength I needed to get back to my athletic goals!”

Seth B. -High School Teacher

“I have been managing myofascial pain for a few years and have been treated by multiple physiotherapists and other health care service providers in Kingston.  Ian Budge took a slightly different approach with my physiotherapy plan, which has provided me with the best results in correcting the root cause, putting me on the road to recovery and regaining the athletic confidence I had lost.  I have tried several different trigger point treatments (including lidocaine), but Ian’s dry needling has been the most effective by far and I find myself actually looking forward to it! ”

Kara S. -Engineer

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Ian Budge

MscPT, Bkin, CSCS.

Ian began his post secondary education in Toronto with a 4 year undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Health Science from York University. Upon acceptance to Queen’s University, Ian moved his life to Kingston where he completed a professional masters degree in Physiotherapy.

For nearly a decade, Ian has been working in private practice treating orthopaedic injuries and helping Kingston’s finest get back on their feet.

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