The Concussion Service is part of ABI rehabilitation, a company that specialises in working with people who have had a brain injury.
What is the Concussion Service?
There are a range of different and expert professionals who can work with you, depending on the symptoms or difficulties that you are experiencing. To make a referral to our concussion service click here.
What will happen at my initial appointment?
You will be assessed by a Occupational Therapist or Registered Nurse. This will be completed either in a clinic environment or in your own home. The assessor will talk to you about what your life was like before the brain injury, what happened to you when you were injured, and any difficulties or changes you are now experiencing.
Why do I need an assessment?
The purpose of this assessment is to determine the impact of your injury on you, and to identify any factors that may interfere with your ability to return to work, study, and any other activities you normally do. The assessment will be the basis of your rehabilitation plan.
What happens after the assessment?
The assessor will write a report to ACC detailing any further supports you may require to assist you with your recovery. Once this is approved (usually about a week) you will be contacted to arrange further appointments.
Do I need to bring anything?
It’s important to bring any written documentation about your injury that you have to this initial meeting, e.g.: discharge letter from hospital, and x-ray reports if you have them, eye glasses, hearing aid. If required we can arrange for an interpreter. You are also welcome to bring family/whānau or your partner with you.
Our team of specialists includes:
- Rehabilitation Physicians
- Clinical Psychologists
- Occupational Therapists
- Registered Nurses
- Speech and Language Therapists