Twenty-two year old student Maddy Corbett, has always been athletic and has played multiple sports over the course of her life.
Last year, Maddy was confronted with a series of concussions sustained whilst playing AFL and rugby, which found her experiencing ongoing bouts of concussion symptoms.
Maddy began visiting the concussion clinic at Royal North Shore Hospital to identify treat and manage her symptoms.
“I was experiencing a range of different symptoms like dizziness, irritation, confusion, lack of comprehension and social anxiety to name a few,” she said.
“It had me really worried and I was really struggling.
“The clinic really validated what I was going through and offered me solutions.”
Maddy credited the multidisciplinary nature of the clinic for the effectiveness of her recovery.
“Being able to receive advice from a neurologist, a neuropsychologist, and a clinical nurse consultant was extremely helpful,” she said.