I was asked this question about the 7 Step Concussion Treatment protocol this week: “how is it different from other courses?” This therapist works with professional athletes and needed more details about the course because there are so many courses out there saying they treat concussion and have not delivered.

Please allow me to add some additional information regarding the 7 Step Concussion Treatment Protocol.

Management of concussion may not be the treatment of concussion. Management generally looks at assessment, diagnosis, following a time schedule of return to play or work. Some management programs offer a hands-on approach to release the vestibular system, which is for balance issues that may or may not be concussion-related. Treatments like ice/heat, stims, IMS joint mobilization, cardio, and education may or may not heal the brain. These types of treatments are mostly for soft tissue injury, which can be a part of concussion but does not deal with the inflammation in the brain directly. Simply doing cranial sacral therapy without awareness of circulation and drainage can actually increase symptoms.

Return to Play from the 7 Step Concussion perspective:

  • Managing concussion takes a team. Getting the right doctors, imaging, treatments, and knowing the hierarchy is crucial to healing the brain. This will be shared in the course.

  • Step 1: Return to regular activities. The course discusses how to do this optimally and what corrective exercises need to be done based on fascia lines of tension in the body and cranium.

  • Step 2: Light aerobic activity. Fascia mobility movements and step-by-step instructions on how to increase activity will be shared in the course for individuals that have symptoms lasting over 2 months.

  • Step 3: Moderate Activity. What that looks like for individuals who have ongoing symptoms and correcting dysfunction in the fascia and lymphatic system.

  • Step 4: Heavy activity. Increasing cardio workouts and dry land training.  It cannot occur unless the fascial foundation is restored.

  • Step 5: Return to practice and full contact. What to do if symptoms return.

  • Step 6: Competition. When symptoms may present after return to play what protocol are best for each specific symptom will be discussed.

Return to work protocol form the 7 Step Concussion perspective: Awareness of the financial, family, work, and insurance pressures helps to navigate recovery as well as knowing who is best to refer to. Start creating a team of professionals to support your concussion, stroke, or the person simply wanting to improve performance memory or balance.

  1. Treatment

  2. Corrective exercises

  3. Finding the right professionals for each specific case

  4. Learning the hierarchy to treatment and progression

The 7 Step Concussion Treatment course is 50 percent theory and management and 50 percent practical hands-on skills, releasing fascial, lymphatic, and nervous system in the brain, cervical spine, eyes, and ears. It also increases circulation to the brain.

  1. Teaches a hands-on-approach with the fascial adhesions in the neck and cranium

  2. Each of the 7 protocols affects a different part of the brain and fascial system

  3. This is a structural technique that creates space in the brain and body.

The goal and mission of this course is to get additional effective tools into as many practitioner’s, trainer’s, and therapist’s hands as possible.

If you have any questions regarding the course, please email info@simonefortier.com and we can set up a call.

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