Whiplash and Cervicogenic Dizziness

Both concussion and whiplash are due to acceleration and/or deceleration forces. Concussion is due to acceleration or deceleration of the brain, while whiplash is due to acceleration or deceleration of the neck.     Studies on high school and college football players (using instrumented helmets) have demonstrated that concussions occur between 60-120G of linear acceleration […]

Making a Diagnosis

Concussion can not be diagnosed through any one question, sign, symptom or test. It requires multiple modes of assessment that may well need repeating. Concussion symptoms can present after 24 – 48hrs. Only 50% occur immediately and 47% occur in the absence of physical signs* This is what makes it such a difficult injury to […]

Signs and Symptoms

It is not just children that have difficulty describing symptoms after an accident and sometimes adults try and ignore the symptoms, so they can ‘carry on as normal.’ Watch out for any of the following signs as well as reported symptoms. These may develop hours to days after the incident. The symptoms of a concussion can vary […]

What is a concussion?

The definition of concussion is evolving thanks to an increase in awareness, funding and  research into concussion diagnosis and rehabilitation. In the UK In 2016-17, there were 155,919 admissions for head injury. That equates to 427 every day, or one every three minutes. Men are 1.5 times more likely than women to be admitted for […]