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Your Fastest Path to Recovery

This clinic is for those who have sustained any suspected sports concussion in the past 4 weeks.

Get Seen Fast

We aim to see you within a week of booking your appointment.

Accurate Diagnosis

Know conclusively whether you have a concussion and how severe it is.

Return to Activity

Based on your school, work or sport, we will create a structured return to activity plan.

Conditions We Treat

Exercise is beneficial not just for overall health; often, it can be more effective than many of the most commonly prescribed medications. Physical activity has proven evidence to support its effectiveness in conditions such as:

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Cardiovascular Disease

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Type 2 Diabetes

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Neurological Disorders

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Pulmonary Disease

How Does It Work?

You'll be seen by one of our doctors with vast experience in concussion, and be taken through a comprehensive assessment. This enables us to diagnose your concussion accurately. From there, we will design a treatment plan, and if necessary, bring in specialist services to assist your recovery.

What's involved in the assessment?

In your consultation, you'll be carefully monitored and assessed by our team, this includes a:

  • Thorough concussion history
  • Vestibular assessment
  • Clinical neurological and cervical spine examination
  • Cognitive function review

After this, we will be able to say whether you have a concussion, its severity, and discuss your recovery. We will also provide you with information on how to manage your concussion in your daily life.

Our Approach

Historically the most widely prescribed treatment for concussion was complete rest.  Over the past decade, it has become clear that this can make it less likely that a patient will recover quickly. While in most cases, it is still important to rest to some extent, it is increasingly recognised that taking a more proactive approach to treatment is beneficial. 

At Axis, we employ this 'Active Recovery’ approach. This generally involves physical activity, physiotherapy techniques, and other treatments tailored to the patient's individual needs and symptoms. International research, including data collected at our clinics, has clearly shown that this approach leads to a more rapid and reliable recovery.

We aim to get you moving as quickly and as safely as possible, and in doing so, speed up your recovery and your return to sport.

How do I get referred to your clinic?

We do require a referral to be seen in our Sports Concussion Clinic.

Preferably you will be referred by a doctor via either a standard GP referral form, or our concussion form (found here) and sent to referrals@axissportsmedicine.co.nz. This form gives us a lot of the information we need for a concussion patient.

We do however accept referrals from your physio or occupational therapist.

Treatment Costs

Consultations are free of charge so long as you book in within 4 weeks of your injury.

Clinic Times and Locations

We have availability across the week at all of our Auckland clinics

Monday to Friday - St Johns

Monday to Friday - Wairau Valley

Monday to Friday - St Lukes

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I think someone has sustained a concussion?

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Do I need a referral?

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How long will I not be able to play sport?

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