ACC is dedicated to positive change through the advancement of concussion care; to evidence-based rehabilitation and the most complete recoveries without unnecessary loss of life. Concussion is a treatable injury and we are committed to providing and improving the standard of care in B.C., in B.C. medical and rehabilitation institutions, schools, sports organizations, recreational groups, and the greater B.C. community.
Current standard concussion evaluation relies upon symptom reports, and may also include neurocognitive screening or balance testing. In addition to the above, ACC utilizes evidence-based advances in concussion evaluation and rehabilitation by also assessing vision, exertion tolerance, and cervical spine function to identify root causes of reported symptoms and inform Returns and treatment planning, when needed.
From baseline testing to assessment to Return-to-Play, we evaluate and treat patients on an individual basis. The clinical, sporting, and research communities agree—no student or youth-athlete should return to play until cleared by a health care professional with expertise in concussion. We support our athletes and patients from injury to recovery with evidence-based and best-practice standards.
ACC offers the following types of rehab targeted to concussion patients: cognitive (thinking), emotional (mood), vestibular (balance), ocular-motor (vision), exertion based physio and manual based physio. They also offer services for parents, coaches and physicians.
Located in: Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCH).