Concussion is a confusing, somewhat misunderstood diagnosis that impacts many individuals every day. We have an in-depth conversation about Concussion, to discuss what it is, what happens to individuals who have one and what kinds of things help to cure concussion. One intervention that can really make a difference for those who suffer concussion is Vision Therapy, and the growing field of Behavioural Optometry. We discuss how athletes who play sports with high risk of concussion can be assessed by a Behavioural Optometrist to see how well their visual systems and movement systems are coordinated, before an injury happens. This may indicate concussion suseptibility and may help to decrease the impact of a concussion on this individual.
BIO: Dr. Meuller is an Optometrist in Vision Development and Rehabilitation. She is the founder of NeuroVision Clinic, which uses neuro-optometric assessment, optometric vision therapy, and NeuroDevelopmental Movement. She is a Fellow with the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and Board Certified in Rehabilitative Optometric Vision Therapy. She is a Clinical Associate with the Optometric Extension Program Foundation, Neuro Optometric Rehab Association, and a member of Vision Therapy Canada. Dr. Mueller completed her Doctor of Optometry with Honours from the University of Waterloo in 2001. In 1997 she graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honours Bachelor of Science, double major in Physiology and Psychology, with Distinction. Throughout her university career she was involved in vision research.
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