At the OrthTeam Centre, our Concussion Clinic is available to elite athletes, as well as, amateur athletes and young sportspeople from age eight to 18.
Our multidisciplinary service brings together leading specialists from sports medicine and neurosurgery to give expert advice on concussion-related injuries and conditions. Headed-up by our Sport and Exercise Medicine Consultant, Dr John Rogers, our team includes:
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a blow, jolt or bump to the head, or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging brain cells.
Generally, these show up soon after the injury. However, it may not be apparent how serious the injury is at first and some symptoms may not show up for hours or days. You should continue to check for signs of concussion right after the injury and also a few days after. If the signs or symptoms get worse, you should make an appointment with a concussion specialist to be assessed.
Common signs displayed by someone suffering from a concussion:
Common symptoms reported by suffering from concussion: