Evidence based & multi-disciplinary

The UAR Concussion Service is evidence-based, multi-disciplinary, community integrated service with open channels of communication among all parties providing effective rehabilitation of the concussed athlete back to school or work, followed by a safe return to sport.

 

The concussion team provides Concussion Education and Baseline Screening services, Clinical Head Injury Assessment and individualised rehabilitation back to full, safe participation.

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What is Concussion?

A concussion is a disturbance in brain function rather than a structural injury to the brain and cannot be seen on an MRI, CAT scan or X-ray. It is caused by a direct or indirect force to the head, face, neck or elsewhere where the force is transmitted to the head and injures the brain cells slowing down transmission of messages in the brain.

 

These brain cells are extremely vulnerable to further injury at this stage. Identifying the concussion early can ensure that the brain rests and recovers for safe return to learning and activity. Our brain processes and controls all function in the body, such as thinking and remembering, physical actions, emotions and feelings and sleep. All areas are interconnected in different ways. Any of these broad functions can be affected to varying degrees. This is why Concussion Symptoms are so varied. It is for this reason that specialist knowledge is required in a multi-disciplinary team to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate after a concussive incident.

TESTIMONIALS

"Very quickly after seeing Jen my life was changed, not only because I felt physically better, but because she is someone who takes care of the problem, studies the case and provides clear explanations."

MARTA NICOLETTA
GRATEFUL TO JENNIFER RATH

"Such a major achievement to be able to do these swims again, and the same with my spinning. Without the constant support of UPANDRUNNING these activities would not be possible."

MARIA
THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT

"My son recently hit his head while playing rugby. He rested but a couple of days later he developed a headache. After testing at UPANDRUNNING he had suffered a minor concussion. UAR were extremely professional and knew exactly what to do."

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"The UPANDRUNNING Exercise & Nutrition programme with Ramzy and Steph has helped me lean up quickly and improve my endurance and stamina. The support is great."

ALI TALAISS
GREAT SUPPORT

"I managed to lose around 5kg since starting the UAR Exercise & Nutrition programme. The diets and techniques suggested worked really well for me and improved my energy levels and weight reduction. Looking forward to the next check up!"

RACAN
EFFECTIVE WEIGHT LOSS

Very professional and highly knowledgable doctors and therapists. As a competitive athlete, I visit Up and Running for pre and post competition treatments to keep the body in prime condition and injury free.

KEEPING INJURY FREE!

I’ve been a patient of UpAndRunning for years. Dr Anna is my go-to Doctor for all my sports injuries and Christine is a fantastic physio. My knees are in good hands here.

FANTASTIC PHYSIO

Got the sports massage after I did an endurance race. My hips were in so much pain! Felt loads better afterwards, could move freely and the strain was taken off them 👍🏼

FREED FROM PAIN!

I love this practice! Lovely facility, super clean, staff is always friendly & I’ve had a great experience being treated on numerous different injuries. Thanks team!

GREAT EXPERIENCE

Thanks to Dr Gustavo, Phil, David, Kareen and everyone else at Upandrunning. Entire team is very helpful and you feel welcomed here.

HELPFUL TEAM!

Great Team! Dr. Robert is very methodical with this treatment! I’m glad to have known this place! Thank you.

GREAT TEAM!
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