Prevention, Treatment, Performance

Physiotherapy’s role in the assessment and treatment of concussion in New Zealand

There are an estimated 35,000 head injuries in New Zealand per year, and many of those are sustained on the sports field.  Any concussion is a  serious injury, and once someone has suffered a concussion, it may increase the likelihood of suffering another head injury or injury to another part of the body.  Repeated concussions may also be linked to long term postconcussive symptoms such as depression or degenerative neurological conditions (Patricios et al. 2016)

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