10 May 2021

Every head injury counts

podcast The Tea Room

It’s not just professional athletes who develop chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

Concussion and chronic traumatic encephalopathy are getting increasing airtime, particularly when the victims are high-profile athletes.

But GPs and other specialists are frequently in a position where they can identify and help patients who might present with warning signs.

This episode we talk to Dr Rowena Mobbs, a neurologist and senior lecturer at Macquarie University, and Associate Professor Alan Pearce, research manager at the Victorian branch of the Australian Sports Brain Bank.