Consultations are free of charge so long as you book in within 4 weeks of your injury.
This clinic is for those who have sustained any suspected sports concussion in the past 4 weeks.
We aim to see you within a week of booking your appointment.
Know conclusively whether you have a concussion and how severe it is.
Based on your school, work or sport, we will create a structured return to activity plan.
In your consultation, you'll be carefully monitored and assessed by our team, this includes a:
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.
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.
We do require a referral to be seen in our Sports Concussion Clinic.
Preferably you will be referred by a doctor via our concussion form (found here) and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.