79a Hamilton Ave, Craighall Park, Johannesburg, 2196

What should you do if an athlete has concussion?

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that alters the way your brain functions. Effects are usually temporary but can include headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination. So what should you do if an athlete has a concussion during a game?

Read More

The School of Hard Knocks

Watch this awesome video to explain concussion: in terms of how to RECOGNISE it, when to REPORT it and the importance of REST: NOTE: Symptoms may not show up for days, weeks, or months. See your doctor if you notice any of these changes after the injury.

Read More

What happens to your brain in a concussion?

Concussions are a type of reversible, traumatic brain injury. It is usually caused by a blow to the head or by striking the head against a stationary object. Direct impact is not the only manner of injury: rapid acceleration of the head without impact can also result in concussion, as seen in a whiplash-type trauma. […]

Read More

Why don’t woodpeckers get concussion?

Did you know that when a woodpecker pecks into tree or a telephone pole, the force is equivalent to a 1000 times that of gravity – which is the same as a human hitting their head against a wall at a speed of 25km an hour? That makes you think: how does the woodpecker avoid […]

Read More