613-225-3339

100 Centrepointe Drive,

Ottawa, ON K2G 6B1

 

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We are a certified member of the Shift Concussion Management Program. We provide an advanced approach to concussion awareness and management, guiding injured individuals to a safe return to both sport participation and daily life activities. Our program emphasizes a continuum of care from education and baseline testing to injury management and return-to-play.

 

 

Our Concussion Care services include:

  • Baseline Testing - ImPACT
  • After Injury Care - Rehab from post concussive syndrome
  • Education and Training
 
Baseline TestingCapture
NEUROCOGNITIVE PERFORMANCE TESTING
Recent advacements in concussion management have resulted in the widespread use of computer-based neurocognitive testing protocols, and evidence now shows that concussed athletes demonstrate subtle cognitive deficits that may persist beyond symptom resolution - emphasizing the fact that return to play once "symptom-free" is no longer an accurate measure of readiness.
For this reason, we employ ImPACT computerized neurocognitive testing as part of all our baseline and post-injury assessment protocols. This type of testing provides us with a snapshot of how an individual's brain is functioning both pre and post injury by measuring things like reaction time, processing speed, memory and attention/concentration. These cognitive processes are often affected by concussive injury and so this type of testing provides us with important information when managing a patient's recovery. In order to gain a more complete picture of each patient, our baseline screening assessment also includes validated tests of balance and visual coordination skills.
 
After Injury Care:
 
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SUSPECT A CONCUSSION
Following a suspected concussion, it is recommended that you consult a Medical Physician (Family GP or Sport Physician) as early as possible for medical evaluation. Most sport-related concussion injuries do not require emergent care. It is also important that the individual remain under close observation during the first few hours following their injury, and should not be left alone or allowed to drive. Below is a list of common signs and symptoms of a concussion:
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Neck pain
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Loss of balance
  • Poor coordination
  • Trouble focusing on objects or words
  • Poor concentration
  • Feeling "foggy"
  • Confusion
  • Amnesia, or poor memory
  • "Flashing lights"
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Seeing "stars"
  • Irritability or emotional changes
  • Ringing in ears
  • Slow to follow direction
  • Decreased playing ability
  • Easily distracted
  • Vacant stare
  • Drowsiness/fatigue
  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Feeling "off" or not like oneself
 
WHEN TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL
Emergency evaluation is warranted in situations of deteriorating mental status such as increasing confusion and difficulty recognixing people or places. Other symptoms requiring immediate medical attention include worsening headache; worsening nausea or vomiting, and excessive drowsiness or lethargy.
When a concussion is suspected, we also recomment booking an initial assessment with us as early as possible. Even if you have not had a baseline assessment with us, we will assess your injury and provide you with a management strategy to aid in your recovery.
Assessments and subsequent visits/therapy are covered under most extended healthcare benefit packages (eg. Chiropractic). For inquiries about appointments, please contact us.
 
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR ASSESSMENT
During your appointment we will conduct a thorough post-injury evaluation in order to gain a complete picture of your injury and how it has impacted you. This includes a detailed interview in order to obtain information on:

  • How the injury occurred
  • How you felt immediately after
  • How you're feeling currently
  • History of previous concussions
  • Current and past medical conditions
  • Previous trauma/injury
  • Medications
 
The physical examination provides us with insight into the severity of your injury, as well as specific impairements that may need to be addressed as part of an ongoing management strategy. This portion of testing may include a combination of the following:
  • Computerized neurocognitive testing - ImPACT
  • Balance testing
  • Strength and Coordination testing
  • Screening of visual motor skills
  • Vestibular (or equilibrium) testing
  • Gait assessment
  • Generalized neurological screen
  • Orthopedic assessment of secondary injuries (e.g. neck, shoulders)
 
Please note that the above testing procedures may not all be completed on the first visit. The asssessment methods used are tailored to the immediate needs of each individual and it will be at the discretion of the doctor as to which he/she will use.
 
Education and Training
At LiveWell Family Health Centre, we believe that education and prevention are the key to reducing the negative effects of concussions. We offer FREE educational training and presentations to any interested teams, organizations, leagues, and healthcare providers. To book an education session please contact us at 613-225-3339.
 
For more information on the Shift Concussion Management Program, please visit http://www.shiftconcussion.ca/
 
 


I am thankful to my daughter who introduced me to LiveWell. Since I have been coming here, I've been sleeping better and have started to gain some mobility. I recommend them to all of my friends and family.

Sylvie


The team at LiveWell Family Health Centre is amazing! Everyone is so friendly and welcoming that I want to hang out all day (and the free tea is great too!). When I began my Chiropractic journey I didn't have any serious complaints. I have, however, noticed some improvements in my everyday life. Less headaches, more energy, less colds, and I think my posture may be just that much better - I am more aware of keeping proper posture for sure. Drs. Jason & Sabrina are fantastic. It is great that you can see both doctors for your treatment. They are both very knowledgeable - not only about Chiropractic, but the whole wellness spectrum, and are keen to share their knowledge if you are motivated to learn. I definitely recommend LiveWell Family Health Centre for everyone - even if you're not in pain.

Lisa H.

The staff at LiveWell are a one of a kind team. From the moment you walk in the door, to the moment you leave, they truly care about you and every aspect of your wellbeing. I can guarantee that once you arrive for the first time, you will never want to visit another health team. Friendly, courteous, and extremely knowledgeable, you will be leaving with more than just an adjustment.

Simon B.

After coming across the LiveWell kiosk at the Baby Show this spring, I donated $20 for the first exam, which was valued at $165. I had my appointment the next morning and was so amazed at how kind and welcoming all the LiveWell staff were and how they treated my exam as though I was a full-paying customer. They went above and beyond and showed how much they cared about the problems I was having and explained how they would make their best efforts to make me comfortable. They even entertained my 2 yr. old as he had to leave the exam room momentarily while I had a quick x-ray taken. After meeting and having a thorough first exam I easily decided to book another appointment. I'd highly recommend Dr. Jason and his wonderful, wonderful staff!

Nancy T.

I was hesitant to try chiropractic, but after pinching a nerve in my neck for the second time in a year, I was tired of the recurring injury and needing to be careful of that area all of the time for fear of re-aggrevation. Ten months later, regular visits to LiveWell have not only helped my neck but have corrected alife-long pelvic mis-alignment leading to increased flexibility - a definite plus for a dancer! I've been converted. 

Pam H.

I have so many stories to share about how Livewell has changed my life, but the most impressive is of the life change that has affected my 2yr old son. He was having abnormal febrile seizures (they don't stop without medical intervention) and he was hospitalized in CHEO ICU for 4 days. After much discussion and research, we decided that we needed a combination of methods to help him. We have been seeing Dr. Jesse for immune support and anti-inflammation therapies as well as seeing Dr. Sabrina on a weekly basis. With the combination of treatments our son has grown, gained weight, sleeps better, hasn't had an eczema outbreak in months and fights off colds quickly without issue. We are so thankful for the help and the out-of-this-world care we receive every time we go see our family at Livewell!

Meredith A.

I have received adjustments from other chiropractors in the past, but none of them can hold a candle to the excellent treatments and care that Drs. Sabrina and Jason have provided me! The multidisciplinary clinic that they have built together is a reflection of who they are: skilled, committed, warm and friendly. I am so impressed by the level of care that Live Well consistently provides. All of the staff members are kind and friendly, as well as professional. You are in good hands at Live Well!


Karen C.

I started going to LiveWell because I suffered from migraines and tension headaches. Today I can honestly say that I no longer live in pain :) I am headache free and loving it! Thanks Dr. Jason and Dr. Sabrina as well as the lovely ladies in the office.


Erika P.

I love coming here. The atmosphere is always fantastic! The energy and the care I receive are great. I always look forward to getting my adjustments from Dr. Sab and Dr. Jason. It is also a very zen place for registered massage therapy. My posture, breathing and Body Mass Index have improved beyond my expectations. Thank you so much for the care you provide our whole family.


Luis R.

I started going to Live Well Family Health Centre on Centrepointe around 2 months ago. I had been going to another chiropractor in the city, but felt that it was not doing too much. My Daughter also goes to the center and recommended that I try it out. I first met with Dr. Jason, who listened to me about my aches and pains and then subsequently had a session with him. I also told him about my TMJ and he did this procedure that had never been done to me before, and the instant relief in my jaw was amazing. Dr. Jason and his staff are incredible. I do look forward to my appointments.



Shelley L.

Live Well Family Health Centre is an awesome place for chiropractic, yoga and massage (those are just the services I have tried). Drs. Jay and Sabrina are amazing chiropractors and are, along with their staff, personable, caring and very skilled. Thank you to all of you!


Anna K.

I highly recommend LiveWell Family Health Centre. I went from sitting on the sidelines to back in racing form in one season. Already signed up for National Capital Race Weekend and I’m confident nothing will hold me back, thanks to Dr. Jason and his team.


Michelle C.

I came upon LiveWell in early 2009 where after winning a consultation and adjustment at the Baby Show. Boy did I not know how much I would come to need it after my little princess was born. I was a long-term sufferer of sciatica, postural discomfort, lack of sleep and numerous muscle spasms and pinched nerves. For a new mother who pretty much moves around the house with a newborn, it just wasn’t right. So…I made use of that voucher and boy did I not regret it! We’re now 2013 and I’ve been a regular since then and what I can say is that Dr. Sab, Dr. Jay, the ladies at the front, the Massage Therapists and Naturopaths are phenomenal. When you walk in, you’re not just some person with a number. They truly do care and bring you on in so you feel as if you’re part of the family. Without the LiveWell team, I can honestly say that I have no clue where I’d be progress-wise since everywhere else I’ve ventured for chiropractic medicine was geared to fixing subluxations and that’s it. LiveWell does more than that. By caring for each patient’s individual needs, they don’t just physically manipulate for therapy, they’re there to talk with, to advise, to make your life easier–THEY CARE!


Carey M.

I initially came to LiveWell to attend yoga classes and for massages during my pregnancy. Eventually I was convinced to seek Dr. Sabrina and Dr. Jason for help with back pain. They really encourage the concept of “living well” through nutrition, exercise, chiropractic care as regular maintenance of the body and as a preventative measure against the typical ailments that people are all too eager to take medication for. You can tell that Dr. Sabrina, Dr. Jason and all of the staff truly do care about their patients–they invest the time in getting to know you and helping you become better. I whole heartedly recommend LiveWell Family Health Centre to anyone who is seeking an alternative or supplementary treatment to traditional medicine.


Edith T.

I came to prevent scoliosis from getting worse. Awesome service, excellent results!


Jin-Lin Y.

Before coming to see Dr. Jason, I can’t remember a time when I could tip my head back and look at the ceiling, not even when I was a teenager. He fixed that, and a few other nagging problems, not to mention that I just generally feel better. Now, I actually function like a “normal” person! Thanks Dr. J!


Katharine L.

Thank you Dr. Jason and Dr. Sabrina for your amazing service, warmth, for being so accommodating, friendly, professional … you are the best!


Bassy M.

Your health is in the right place at LiveWell! The staff is competent and easy to talk with. Dr.’s Jason & Sabrina Bercovitch provide key support in our healthy lifestyle journey, and the kids love getting their adjustments! Thank You LiveWell!


Nicole B.

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