Welcome to the future of concussion management. Tell us a bit about you and we’ll point you in the right direction:
At NeuroSports Labs, we’re helping to understand, minimise and manage the impact of mild brain injury/concussion.
Led by Associate Professor Alan Pearce PhD, NeuroSports Labs supports individuals, sporting teams and bodies, employers and their employees, and others impacted or potentially impacted by mild brain injury/concussion.
We use scientific methods to provide insights into what the real impact of mild brain injury/concussions are.
NeuroSports Labs was established to assess and identify the real impact of concussion to provide support when you or someone you know has a concussion or is suffering from persistent post-concussion symptoms.
Having played over 450 professional rugby league games at the highest level, I’ve witnessed first-hand the impact that competitive sports can have on your physical and mental health, both positive and negative.
Understanding concussion: The “hidden injury”
Concussion is a ‘hidden injury’ caused by impact to the brain, either by a direct impact to the head, or indirect impact to the body that transmits the force to the head.
Often called a ‘hidden’ or ‘invisible’ injury because it cannot be seen on an X-ray, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or CT scan.
News and Media
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy in Australia: the first three years of the Australian Sports Brain Bank
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative tauopathy caused by repetitive head injury.1 Although it has chiefly been studied in contact sport participants, anyone who experiences repetitive head injury is at risk of CTE. It is associated with a range of neuro‐psychological problems, ranging from mood and behavioural symptoms to cognitive impairment and dementia.2 Clinical […]
As a neuroscientist, would I let my kids play football?
As a neuroscientist researching the hot topic of concussion in sport, I am used to being asked a lot of questions. One of the most common but difficult questions I get asked is whether I would let my children play football.
For an unlucky 10% of people with concussion, the symptoms may be long-lasting
Concussion is a temporary disturbance in brain function following an impact to the head. It can also occur after a blow to the body, if the force is transmitted to the head. Most people associate concussion with sports but they can occur anywhere, even at work or school.