Myth Busting & Common Misconceptions About Concussions​​​​​​​​

Important Information on Concussions & Common Misconceptions

”The MRI showed no concussion”.

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury, which typically does NOT present with structural brain damage/changes. Therefore, an MRI will be inconclusive. If there are concerns for concussion, then a physical and neurological exam should be performed to make a diagnosis.

“I didn’t have a concussion because I didn’t hit my head”.

A concussion can be caused by both direct AND indirect trauma. Direct trauma occurs with head impact, while indirect trauma occurs when impact to the rest of your body is transmitted to the brain. Indirect trauma often happens after a fall, a car accident, riding a roller coaster, etc.

Important information on concussions and common misconceptions

“Don’t go to sleep after a concussion” ​​​​​​​​
This misconception derives from concerns of a moderate to severe brain injury that may put an individual at risk of losing consciousness or slipping into a coma. If a concussion is suspected, then contact a provider for an examination. It is not advantageous to deprive an individual of sleep post-concussion. Getting onto a “normal” sleep routine is very important for recovery! ​​​​​​​​
“Just rest for a few weeks” ​​​​​​​​
Relative rest is necessary for 24-48 hours post-concussion. Beyond that, an individual should be gradually exposed to their “normal” activity to avoid maladaptive compensations!


Your posture can reveal quite a bit about you – reflecting the state of your physical and mental health. Posture is defined as the ability to hold your body upright against the pull of gravity, like in sitting, standing and walking. Posture is dependent upon a multitude of factors, including your physical fitness, emotional states, sleep and energy levels, and the habitual patterns of movement you have developed and practiced from a young age.


Your body is your home, and your posture serves as the structured framework. Your bones provides alignment, your muscles, tendons and ligaments provide support, and your skin provides protection. Inside the home of your body you have your heart, lungs, circulatory system, internal organs, stomach, digestive tract, brain and spinal cord
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