Concussion is often a dramatic and alarming injury that presents suddenly and usually resolves quickly. However, it can occasionally have longer lasting effects including reduced concentration, prolonged headaches, dizziness, as well as potential behavioural and emotional consequences.
Concussion is not an injury that can easily be diagnosed with current imaging techniques, and therefore requires a systematic and holistic management approach by individuals who are experienced in dealing with such injuries. It is particularly topical at present given the number of recent high profile concussions occurring in the elite sporting environment.
The Concussion Clinic offers rapid access to a group of skilled healthcare professionals including Consultants in Sport, Exercise, Musculoskeletal and Rehabiltation Medicine as well as Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Osteopaths. We have access to imaging and Neuro-radiologists, Neurologists, Vestibular (balance) Therapists and Neuropsychologists as required.
The clinic caters for Children (12 years and over), as well as adults and is coordinated by a group of clinicians experienced in the management of concussion and its associated conditions.
For more information on the clinic and how it works, please click here.