7 episodes

Neuropsychologist Professor Vicki Anderson from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute helps you understand the impacts of a concussion in your children and explains the differences in severity of hits to the head. The podcast details what actually happens to the brain, the steps to help diagnose and manage head injuries, and the advancements in future technology.

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Concussion - Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI‪)‬ PodcastOne Australia

    • Health & Fitness

Neuropsychologist Professor Vicki Anderson from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute helps you understand the impacts of a concussion in your children and explains the differences in severity of hits to the head. The podcast details what actually happens to the brain, the steps to help diagnose and manage head injuries, and the advancements in future technology.

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    Headcheck - A head injury app

    Headcheck - A head injury app

    Technology has given way for better approaches to diagnosing and managing our head injuries. The AFL has teamed up with the MCRI to produce the Headcheck App. Patrick Clifton from the AFL joins Neuropsychologist Professor Vicki Anderson from the MCRI to talk about the fantastic features of an app that could play a significant role in managing any concussion suffered by your child.

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    • 22 min
    Sport and the risk for athletes

    Sport and the risk for athletes

    Daniel Harford, the coach of Carlton’s AFLW team joins Neuropsychologist Professor Vicki Anderson from the MCRI to help discuss how concussions are handled by high profile sporting organisations such as the AFL, and how skill development of women in Australian football needs to be approached to help prevent further injuries. 

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    • 16 min
    Normalising concussions for the future

    Normalising concussions for the future

    It seems concussions have only been in the spotlight as of recently, and it’s rarely positive. Neuropsychologist Professor Vicki Anderson from the MCRI tells us what advancements are being developed to help prevent concussions and how we can begin to reduce the stigma around them.

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    • 13 min
    The 25 percent that need extra care

    The 25 percent that need extra care

    What do you do when your child is still showing symptoms after 4 weeks? Neuropsychologist Professor Vicki Anderson from the MCRI explains what the persisting symptoms group is, how to identify it and what you should do to help manage it.

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    • 13 min
    What to do when you have a concussion

    What to do when you have a concussion

    Learning the symptoms so that you are able to understand how to treat this type of injury is incredibly important. Neuropsychologist Professor Vicki Anderson from the MCRI takes us through a deeper understanding of a head knock, whether it counts as serious and what our options are for treatment.

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    • 14 min
    The anatomy of a concussion

    The anatomy of a concussion

    Concussion has been thrown around as a scary buzz word in the media. But what actually is a concussion and what does it do to our brain? Neuropsychologist Professor Vicki Anderson from the MCRI breaks down the anatomy of the brain and what parts are affected by head knocks.

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    • 19 min

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