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The Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH) Concussion Clinic is a world-leading, one-stop multidisciplinary clinic for professional and amateur athletes with concussion-related issues.


A minority of patients who suffer concussion have symptoms that can last several months and negatively impact their quality of life. Such patients require careful assessment and expert management to recover, but unfortunately many do not have access to services that can provide this.

The ISEH excels in resolving complex cases through a multidisciplinary team approach. Led by our resident consultant neurologist, Dr Richard Sylvester, our expert team includes the following specialists:

• Sports neurologist

• Consultant sports medicine physician

• Expert vestibular rehabilitation specialist

• Sports physiotherapist

• Neuropsychologist

• Sports psychologist


Evidence is emerging of a link between repeated head impacts and long-term neurological conditions. Although a number of high profile cases of retired athletes with early onset dementia, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) have been reported, the scale of the problem and whether concussion (and/or other factors) is the cause is currently unknown. 

Cognitive symptoms in retired athletes are very rarely due to dementia but expert assessment and investigation are needed to establish the cause. Additionally, there are many simple interventions in mid-life that can significantly reduce the risk of developing dementia in the future.


The ISEH, in collaboration with the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, have developed a pathway to support retired athletes who are concerned about neurocognitive issues. This includes expert cognitive neurology assessment, state-of-the art brain imaging and if needed cognitive testing with a neuropsychologist as well as individualised identification and management of modifiable risk factors to maintain brain health throughout life.

To book an appointment at the ISEH Concussion Clinic please contact:

Tel: +44 (0)20 3447 2800



Concussion Clinic brochure

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