Have you suffered a concussion?
Does this describe you?
Do you feel 'in a fog'?
Suffering from post-concussion syndrome?
Are you suffering from headaches, dizziness or light sensitivity after a knock on the head?
Have you been told to rest but rest is not helping?
Are you worried about permanent damage to your brain?
Do you play a contact sport?
Has your child taken a knock on the head and they just don't seem 'right'?
Are you anxious or depressed after a bang to the head or body?
There is help!
At the Dizziness, Balance & Concussion Centre we understand how disruptive, distressing and frustrating life after a concussion can be.
There is a lot of confusing and poor information out there (including the advice to just rest!) - if you're unsure about your recovery, request a FREE telephone consultation to see how we can help, by clicking on the button below.
Did you know?
Concussion is one of the most common injuries in sports –with up to 30% of those playing contact sports suffering a concussion each season.
BUT – 50% (or more) of all concussions are not detected or reported.
Poor management of concussion can lead to permanent brain damage or death.
Secondary impact syndrome – a hit on the head when the brain is still recovering from a concussion – can lead to permanent brain damage or death.
Post concussion syndrome occurs in more than 1 in 3 cases of concussion! Meaning people having prolonged symptoms and suffering, when correct management can significantly improve this figure.
Concussion education is not covered on many medical and allied health profession curriculums – meaning many doctors, physios and chiropractors are managing concussion incorrectly.
Concussions are treatable and often lead to full recovery with the right approach.
How we can help
Concussion can cause many different symptoms - from headaches and dizziness to sleep issues and anxiety.
Our comprehensive assessment looks are various aspects of concussion:
- Head and eye co-ordination
- Vestibular system
- Blood flow
- Cervical spine
- Mood and anxiety
While looking at these aspects, we also take care to rule out more serious pathology - giving you piece of mind moving forward.
Each treatment programme is tailored to your specific circumstances and goals and may include:
- Vestibular rehabilitation
to help with dizziness and
- Diet education to aid
- Tailored exercise
programme within safe
thresholds as directed by
- Education and reassurance
to help you return to activity
and sport safely
Sports Concussion Services
Multi-modal baseline testing – a series of tests to determine a baseline level for each athlete. These are then retested post-concussion and an athlete is only allowed to return to sports when the original scores are attained. At present, this is the safest way to know when it is safe to return to play.
Help sports clubs develop their concussion protocols – helping to ensure when a concussion happens it is managed safely and effectively; improving player safety and reducing risk and liability
Education for teachers, coaches and parents on how to manage concussion safely - click below to get the 1-hour course for FREE!
Talk to a therapist about your concussion
Struggling with concussion?
Had a bang, but not sure if it is a concussion or not?
Not sure what to do?
Or who to ask?
Fill in the form and we'll be in touch to discuss your specific problem.
FREE Concussion Sideline Course
Want to learn more about concussion?
Are you a teacher, coach or parent of an active child?
Do you play a contact sport?
With our partners Complete Concussion Management, we offer a great 1-hour Concussion Sideline Course.
Use the form to complete your details and a pop-up will appear with the link and a coupon code to get the course for FREE!
How to find us
Dizziness, Balance & Concussion Centre is located at the
University Business Centre - Halifax
25-27 Horton Street
Halifax, West Yorkshire
(Next to the South Gate of the Piece Hall)
Parking is available at various car parks within a 5-minute walk, including Woolshops, Eureka and on-street parking - for more information click
Halifax train station located less than 200 meters walk away - just come out of the station, cross the road and walk up Horton Street and the University Business Centre is on the right hand side.
Lift access is available at the Cross Street entrance, with another entrance on Horton Street.
On arrival, please ring the intercom and proceed to reception on Floor 1 to sign-in.
Should you have any issues, please do not hesitate to call on 07401 842311
and someone will come and help.