We’re here to offer support to external practitioners, to help you give the best bespoke treatment possible.
This means you can continue to treat your patient with more extensive and up-to-date support, alongside New Zealand’s founding Complete Concussion Management Incorporated (CCMI) affiliated clinic.
Why is support for Health Practitioners critical?
Working with concussion patients is challenging, especially those with prolonged concussion symptoms (PCS). And all too often, and not necessarily at the fault of the practitioner, patient advice can be incorrect and potentially harmful.
How can we help?
Practitioners at HeadWise Concussion Care can assist you and your patients. We’ll do this by providing a supportive bespoke concussion service, alongside the existing treatment provider.
Our support can include:
- Assessment, diagnosis and treatment plans
- Physiological and cognitive baseline testing.
- Taking out the guesswork from return-to-play cases.
- Extensive Testing (VOMs & Buffalo Concussion Treadmill Test),
- Post-Injury Assessment using DANA (Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment).
- Telehealth consultations. For anywhere in New Zealand, (as effective as face-to-face meetings for patient care).
- And more, including support with trauma sustained from concussion injury.
With all these tools, together, we can help patients overcome the debilitating effects of concussion. Find out more about how we help, here.
Let’s start working together!
We will liaise with you the referring practitioner to discuss how we can help to assist you and your patient moving forward, and offer passion and commitment to your patient’s journey.
Please complete the referral form below:
Patient Referral Form
Current state / problem
Concussion is poorly understood in terms of the current patho-physiology model and many practitioners are not up to date with the current research in the field. As such management of patients with concussion is frequently counter productive.
The concussion services are often stretched beyond capacity with patients having to wait many weeks for an initial consult. And yet we know how important it is to see people who have suffered a concussion, ideally within 48 hours of the injury. There is evidence which demonstrates, the longer people have to wait to see a practitioner, the worse the outcome is. Timely intervention, offering the right advice and care is so important, often offering solutions/education before they become really big problems that can arise with anxiety that can often accompany a concussion, as they do not know what they can and cannot do without running the risk of making their concussion worse.