If you're feeling unwell after a knock to the head talk to your doctor about our Concussion Service
If you think you may be at risk you should always seek medical attention as soon as possible.
If your doctor or health professional finds you have a concussion, your recovery could take a long time.
Our Concussion Service helps you recover quickly and minimise the impact on your normal activities by returning you to work as soon as possible.
When you work with APM, you get access to a team of experts who make your health and safety the main priority.
We design a recovery plan to suit you. This includes working with your family, school or workplace to make sure you get the support you need for a fast and safe recovery.
Our service is funded by ACC and won’t cost you anything.
Don't put your health at risk after an injury
If you experience an injury, the first thing you should do is visit your health provider
This could be your doctor, local medical centre, emergency department or physiotherapist.
Concussion is a short-term loss of brain function following a head injury.
It is common in contact sports but can also occur if you have a fall, an accident while taking part in activities such as cycling or skiing, or from a sudden movement of your head (such as whiplash from a car accident).
If you have any of these symptoms after an injury, you should seek medical attention immediately:
- reduced memory
- problems with balance
- loss of consciousness
- lack of concentration
APM’s network of health experts are here to listen and support you. They have your best interests at heart.
How to access APM’s Concussion Service
The easiest way to access our service is to request APM’s support from your doctor or ACC case manager
Your doctor, ACC case manager or other health professional may refer you to APM for concussion management and other community rehabilitation services if required.
Our specialist Concussion Service includes assessments, access to treatment if required, case management and health education.
Your highly qualified, experienced health professionals are committed to your recovery. They will provide you with information about:
- your recovery and rehabilitation process
- overcoming any symptoms you’re experiencing
- help available in your community
They will also help you to understand your symptoms and teach you strategies to speed up your recovery.
We understand every community in New Zealand is unique. Our community rehabilitation services reflect this and may differ depending on your location.
Find out which community rehabilitation support services we provide near you and get in touch with APM today.
Want to find out more? Contact APM today