Concussion Support

Pre and Post Concussion Support for athletes

What is a concussion?

  • A concussion is “a disturbance in brain function caused by a blow to the head”
  • It can be caused by a direct or indirect blow
    • Most commonly through player-to-player contact or player-to-ground contact
  • Concussion may or may not involve a loss of consciousness!
  • More than 10% of all contact sports athletes will sustain a concussion each year. 

Signs and symptoms

  • Each concussion is different and signs and symptoms will vary between individuals.
  • Here are some of the most common signs/symptoms to look out for and monitor:
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Sensitivity to light and/or sound
  • Amnesia and/or confusion
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Drowsiness
  • Irritability/Frustration
  • Difficulty with balance
  • Neck pain

Emergency Department vs Physio:

Can diagnose a concussion
You should visit the ER immediately if you experience:
– A loss of consciousness
– Difficulties speaking, slurred speech, weakness in arms or legs
– Severe or worsening headache
Cannot diagnose a concussion
Can carry out subjective and objective baseline and post-concussion testing
Can treat concussion-related symptoms:
– Back and neck pain, headaches and dizziness, balance problems
Can guide and advise an athlete on when they can return to train and play

What is NeuroFlex®?

  • NeuroFlex® Test is a variety of tests completed through a virtual reality headset that measures an individual’s eye and head position as they complete each task. Each individual test is designed to evaluate a different aspect of our brain health reflexes.
  • Upon completion of the test, we receive an objective report that breaks down an individual’s ocular motor function and brain health.
  • From this report, we can identify weaknesses present in the individual and tailor our treatment program to improve on those weaknesses. 
  • The NeuroFlex® training tool stimulates and assists patient performance based on their test results. 

Why is NeuroFlex® concussion screening important?

  • Concussions are difficult to diagnose and each presents differently between persons in terms of severity and symptoms.
  • NeuroFlex® VR testing allows us to accurately record a baseline concussion test and gives us objective data to compare against upon concussion when we retest the individual. 
  • It is important for individuals to undergo these screenings and re-testing so that we can track the progression of their concussion and determine when it is safe for them to return to play.  
  • Repeat testing can help identify cognitive symptoms or deficits that may require further treatment or rehabilitation.

What do we provide to you post-concussion?

  • 15minute re-screening with the NeuroFlex® VR tool 
  • Followed by a standard 30-minute consultation 
  • Thorough assessment through the head, neck and back
  • Personalised treatment program to manage your symptoms 
  • Breakdown and review of your NeuroFlex® results 
  • Treatment program with vestibular training to try to prevent a subsequent concussion when you return to play
  • Advice on when you can return to training and games

Booking a consultation with our team

If you would like to book a consultation please call us on 80808088 or email us at