Skip to content COVID-19 Information

Sports Concussion Clinic Melbourne

football gameAfter head trauma you need an experienced team of highly trained specialised allied health workers to diagnose and manage head injuries.

After completing a full neurological evaluation including a SCAT 6 evaluation we will use our many years of experience managing head trauma cases to create a plan that will help you to manage the impact of your injuries.

Your individualised plan will include advice on rest times, training and progressive loading, exercise advice, dietary advice and further specialist referral where needed. A gradual return to activity along with the appropriate regular monitoring can make a huge difference to your long term outcomes.

Treatment for any physical signs of trauma has been proven to reduce concussion symptoms such as headaches and neck pain and reduce recovery time.

An evaluation of your injuries can help you plan your long term goals and help you to make better choices for the rest of your life.

Signs of Concussion

Signs of a concussion can vary from person to person and may not always be immediately apparent. It’s important to be aware of the following signs and symptoms, especially after a head injury:

1. Physical Symptoms:

  • Headache or pressure in the head
  • Dizziness or balance problems
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Fatigue or drowsiness
  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping more than usual
  • Slurred speech
  • Ringing in the ears

2. Cognitive Symptoms:

  • Feeling confused or disoriented
  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering
  • Feeling mentally foggy
  • Slowed thinking or response time
  • Difficulty with problem-solving
  • Feeling “out of it” or “in a fog”

3. Emotional and Mood Symptoms:

  • Irritability or mood swings
  • Anxiety or nervousness
  • Sadness or depression
  • More emotional than usual
  • Changes in personality

4. Sleep Disturbances:

  • Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Sleeping more than usual
  • Feeling groggy or drowsy during the day

5. Signs in Children:

  • Excessive crying
  • Refusal to eat or nurse
  • Changes in sleeping patterns
  • Loss of interest in activities or toys
  • Irritability or crankiness

It’s important to note that some symptoms of a concussion may not appear immediately after a head injury but may develop over time. If you or someone you know experiences any of these symptoms after a head injury, it’s essential to seek help to determine the severity of the injury and receive appropriate care.

Book online or call us (03) 9379 5425 .
CONTACT US

divider

Sports Concussion Clinic Melbourne | (03) 9379 5425