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Our Services include Concussion education (ConcussionAWARE) and rehabilitation designed specifically for community sporting clubs and schools to help coaches, first aiders, and teachers understand the latest recommendations in concussion management.

Services include:

  • Blue Card Rule Return to Play, including Doctor consults with our partner doctors
  • Return to Learn programs, including missed exams or SACs
  • Graduated Return to Play Programs
  • ConcussionAWARE Education sessions & presentations
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WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT THE CONCUSSIONAWARE EDUCATION PROGRAM

“Many thanks for providing an extremely informative and practical session this evening. Every coach, official, parent and player should, if practically impossible, attend one of your sessions. I certainly added to my ‘toolbox’.”

— Greg Sawyer Taroona Rugby Club Coaching Director & Level 3 Coach

 

“I believe having copies of the Tools and other materials available gives me the confidence to deal with concussion symptoms and to be able to refer parents (etc) in the right direction with confidence. Thank you for the training, I believe every school should have this training.”                                             

— ConcussionAWARE Coach Participant


CONCUSSION AWARE

 

ConcussionAWARE is a series of essential steps to provide education and awareness to coaches, teachers, students and parents on how to identify concussion symptoms and to understand the importance of speaking up about brain injuries. ConcussionAWARE is an AWARENESS program that gives those who do not have a medical background the confidence and the tools to follow the correct guidelines when a concussion occurs. ConcussionAWARE provides the framework and education to make better decisions when it comes to concussion recognition and awareness.  Utilising safety initiatives through ConcussionAWARE ensures your club or school helps to keep the community, and your students & players, safe from recurrent dangerous concussions.  


If you work at a school or are involved in a community club, fill out the form below and we will contact you with more information. If you are an individual, parent or athlete with concerns around concussion, email reception@optimushealth.com.au and one of our experienced physiotherapists will get in touch.

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CONCUSSION RESOURCES

This AIS/AMA website on Concussion in Sport brings together the most contemporary evidence-based information for athletes, parents, teachers, coaches and medical practitioners. Funded by the Australian Government, this site seeks to ensure that all members of the public have rapid access to information to increase their understanding of sport-related concussion and to assist in the delivery of best practice medical care.

Concussion affects athletes at all levels of sport from the part-time recreational athlete to the full-time professional. There has been growing concern in Australia and internationally about the incidence of sport-related concussion and potential health ramifications for athletes.

If managed appropriately most symptoms and signs of concussion resolve spontaneously, however complications can occur including prolonged duration of symptoms and increased susceptibility to further injury.