MQ Health - Macquarie University

Concussion Clinic

Providing rapid assessment and extensive management for patients with concussion.

MQ Health Concussion Clinic

Understanding concussion

Concussion is common, affecting athletes of all ages. A person with concussion may be affected in many ways, including headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, lethargy, fatigue, double vision, blurred vision, confusion, dissociation, sleep disturbance, mood disturbance, noise-sensitivity, light-sensitivity, smell-sensitivity, restlessness, altered appetite, or simply ‘not feeling right’.

Concussion may be due to many sports but also non-sporting incidents such as falls, car accidents and assault.

The long term effects of concussion on mood, memory and thinking is currently being studied. At Macquarie University, we are undertaking leading research into these potential effects as well as ways to diagnose and better manage concussion.

The multidisciplinary concussion service

Dr Rowena Mobbs leads a team of clinicians experienced in the management of concussion symptoms. Our integrative approach includes referral for vision and balance testing, cognitive testing, headache management, and physiotherapy,  towards a graded return to activity. Opportunities for research are available.