The Reconnect Concussion™ Program
As a former ER Doctor and Family Doctor who has sustained multiple concussions, Dr. Vaidya understands the frustration, lack of clear information, obstacles to wellness, and isolation that can come with concussion. Based on personal experience and her own knowledge of neurobiology and stress, she developed this 9-week program to help fill the gap in concussion care.
The goals of this program are to:
Reconnect the Brain, using neuroplastic techniques based on concussion-safe restorative yoga.
Reconnect with ourselves, after having sustained a life and identity changing injury
Reconnect with community, by coming together with others who also live with persistent concussion symptoms.
We will also
discuss research on lifestyle and nutrition best practices for brain health.
understand our nervous system and how we can best improve our function, physically, emotionally, and within our relationships.
employ techniques from mindfulness, and compassion focused therapies, as well cognitive behaviour therapy to help cope with difficulties.
support each other as we travel this brave new world with post mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
Who: Open to patients living with Persistent Concussion Symptoms in Ontario, Canada, with valid OHIP. Referred patients will be assessed to ensure appropriateness for the group.
When: Fall 2020 Dates to be announced. Assessments will be conducted over the summer for fall groups.
Where: Online from your home. via the Ontario Telehealth Network or Zoom (with privacy link). Patients will need to provide consent to Virtual Care.
How: Patients can come in online via computer/laptop/tablet/or phone. Those with screen sensitivity are invited to turn off the screen and participate with audio only. Many participants with screen sensitivity have found turning off their screen or coming in by phone to be a great way to participate!
Referrals: Please fill out the REFERRAL FORM and have your Family Doctor/Concussion Care Specialist FAX it to us at 647-578-2755. Your doctor's office may be offering telephone and virtual medicine consults. Call their office, or check their webpage.
Process: Once the referral is received, an assessment will be conducted to ensure suitability for the group. Assessment does not guarantee admission to the group.
***If the group is not appropriate for the individual, they will be referred back to their family doctor with suggestions that may be more suitable for their care. ***
Cost: OHIP + additional fees for handouts, meditations and videos. Deposit $80.00, total $200 (sliding scale based on household income)
*Participants who miss more than one session will need to cover the cost of the missed time according to the following OHIP fee schedule: Missed Class: $80.00
This is module 1of 3 MODULES for Concussion Recovery. It is followed by Module 2: Live Well Series, and Module 3: the Mindful Self-Compassion Program.
Once accepted into the group, payment can be made via interac e-transfer to or via the adjacent paypal button .