Welcome to Concussion Care

At Concussion Care, we are committed to helping you regain your life after a concussion. With a deep understanding of the physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges of recovery, our team provides personalised care and support tailored to your unique needs and guaranteed results.  Whether you are local to Auckland or residing anywhere in New Zealand, we offer effective and convenient care tailored to your needs. Our team, led by Dr. Gary Dennis and Dr. Chad Gordon, understands the challenges of concussion recovery and is here to support you every step of the way.

New Nationwide Service

Did you know we can now assist you with your concussion recovery, no matter where you are in New Zealand? Through our innovative TeleHealth services, you can receive expert concussion care from the comfort of your home. Our national practice ensures you have access to top-notch care and support, regardless of your location.

Meet the Experts Behind Your Recovery Journey

What is Post Concussion Syndrome?

Dr. Gary Dennis DC

What is Concussion?

The medical term for concussion is mTBI – mild Traumatic Brain Injury. A better description is mTBD mild traumatic brain damage. In other words part of your brain is broken. If you broke a bone, you would not follow a wait and see approach in the hope you are going to get better. You know that without immediate specialist care, the bone is likely to repair incorrectly and you will have problems for the rest of your life. The same principle applies to your brain!

Common Concussion Symptoms

Concussion Symptoms


Be Concussion Aware!

Concussions can manifest in various ways, and it’s crucial to be vigilant about the symptoms. Here are key signs to watch for:

  1. Headache: Persistent or worsening headaches can be indicative.
  2. Dizziness: Feeling off-balance or unsteady.
  3. Nausea/Vomiting: An unsettled stomach may accompany a concussion.
  4. Fatigue: Unusual tiredness or lack of energy.
  5. Sensitivity to Light/Noise: Heightened sensitivity can be a sign.
  6. Memory Issues: Difficulty recalling recent events.
  7. Irritability: Unexplained mood changes.
  8. Blurred Vision: Vision disturbances may occur.

If you or someone you know experiences these symptoms after a head injury, seek our help promptly. Early intervention is key to a smoother recovery.

Early Intervention at Concussion Care

Don’t let waiting hinder your recovery. At Concussion Care, we prioritise swift action to get you on the path to healing right away. Here’s how our approach to early intervention can benefit you:

  • No GP Referral Needed: Skip the waiting list and start your recovery without needing a referral from your General Practitioner.
  • Immediate Start: Begin your treatment as soon as possible, without the delays often caused by waiting for approvals from third-party therapists or ACC specialists. No more waiting weeks or even months to get the care you need.
  • Personalised Care by our Concussion Team: You will be under the dedicated care of our team who have personally experienced concussion recovery. They understand your challenges and will guide you through every step of your journey to wellness.
  • Total Body Approach: Our unique program focuses on treating the entire body. We start addressing your recovery on the day of your first consultation. Our Early Intervention Program is designed to identify and target the specific damage caused by concussions. This includes care for your cervical spine and its relation to your nervous system, oculomotor system, vestibular system (balance), cerebellum, cranial dural system, and the organ systems affected by mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).
  • Comprehensive Recovery Program: Our Total Body Reset program addresses both the circuit and metabolic disruptions caused by concussions. This holistic approach ensures that all aspects of your physical, mental, and emotional health are cared for.
  • Evidence-Based Protocols: Our treatment plans are grounded in scientific research and follow strict protocols to ensure that you achieve measurable and lasting results. We are backed by thirty years of experience and provide you with a Concussion Recovery Manual filled with practical advice.
  • Empowering You and Your Family: Our goal is not just to treat but also to empower you and your family with the knowledge and tools to manage your recovery. You will receive comprehensive guidance that enables you to take charge of your care and achieve a complete and lasting recovery.
  • Convenient Care: Save time and energy—receive all your treatment at our centre or in the comfort of your own home. No need to travel all over for different services.
  • ACC Subsidy with No Delays: Your treatment is subsidised by ACC, and unlike traditional routes, there are no delays in getting the help you need.

At Concussion Care, we’re dedicated to providing timely and effective treatment to help you recover quickly and completely. Contact us today to start your journey to recovery.

Ready to take the first step towards reclaiming your life from the effects of a concussion? Don’t wait another moment. At Concussion Care, we provide a comprehensive, immediate, and personalised approach to concussion recovery, tailored to meet your unique needs. Our team of experienced professionals is here to guide you through every phase of your recovery with empathy and expertise.

Whether you’re local or reaching out from anywhere in New Zealand, we’re equipped to support your journey to wellness. Start your path to healing today. Contact us now to schedule your consultation and let’s start your journey together.

Your recovery begins now.

Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for Concussion Recovery

Of late, Mild Hyperbaric Therapy (mHBOT) and mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI’s) have been in the news, due to increasing understanding and concerns with concussions. Research has concluded that HBOT can induce neuroplasticity leading to repair of chronically impaired brain functions and improved quality of life in mTBI patients with prolonged Post Concussion Syndrome. At Concussion Care we recommend mHBOT along with our rehabilitation program to those clients with a significant history of mTBI who are struggling to recover. See www.cocoon.net.nz and the links below for more information:


Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can improve post concussion syndrome years after mild traumatic brain injury – randomized prospective trial


Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for mild traumatic brain injury persistent post concussion syndrome: a randomized controlled trial


Hyperbaric oxygen may induce angiogenesis in patients suffering from prolonged post-concussion syndrome due to traumatic brain injury


A phase I study of low-pressure hyperbaric oxygen therapy for blast-induced post-concussion syndrome and post-traumatic stress disorder


Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in children with post-concussion syndrome improves cognitive and behavioral function: a randomized controlled trial.


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