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Neuropsychological assessment and treatment of Concussion

Brain Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) accounts for the majority of traumatic brain injuries in Melbourne and across the Australia. People often sustain concussion as a result of injuries sustained during a car accident or sports. In fact, concussion occurs in a variety of different manners. Research has demonstrated that a considerable number of people who have sustained concussion or a mild brain injury actually show brain damage on brain scans.

  • Symptoms of Concussion

    Common Symptoms of Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) are detailed below.

    headache impairment of divided and selective attention adynamia
    neck pain loss of concentration irritability
    giddiness decreased tolerance to bright light and loud sound depression
    dizziness poor memory anxiety
    anxiety   trauma
    sleep disturbances    

    Concussion / Mild Brain Injury: Typical outcome

    On the positive side, in the majority of cases, concussion or mild brain injuries tend to resolve themselves through a natural recovery process. Indeed, the likelihood of a full recovery from a single, uncomplicated alteration in consciousness is high

    Concussion / Mild Brain Injury: Ongoing Problems

    Unfortunately, in a number of instances, these difficulties can be persistent. Factors that are potentially related to persistent problems include longer periods of loss of consciousness, brain scan reports of brain damage, a lower Glasgow Coma Score, the duration of PTA, premorbid problems suggestive of reduced cerebral reserve and trauma.

    Neuropsychological Assessment Indicated:

    When difficulties persist, it is often worthwhile to conduct a formal neuropsychological assessment to understand the impact that the concussion or mild brain injury has had on a persons functioning. In some cases, treatment can be provided or recommended to help with a person's recovery. Treatment can include the development of tailored compensatory strategies as well as working through emotional issues when they are present.

    Neurodynamics provides tailored neuropsychological assessment to help people understand the impact that a concussion or brain injury has had on a person's functioning. If you require for information or wish to discuss a matter, please do not hesitate to contact us via 0402 293-748 or via


    Dr Nathaniel Popp
    Clinical Neuropsychologist
    BA., MA., DPsych., MAPS., CCN Member
    TAC Provider number: 160 603 50
    WorkCover Provider number: PS5676B

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