15 May 2022


Sport and Exercise Physician Dr David Bolzonello recently presented Additional Education sessions on Incident Management & Concussion for both the Northern Football Netball League (NFNL) and the Essendon District Football League (EDFL).

He would like to thank the Leagues for the opportunity to speak to their sports trainers and hopes those who attended found the tips useful. 

Here is a recap of the key points he covered in the presentation:

  • If concussion is suspected at all, sit the athlete out for the rest of the game. (Use Headcheck App or the SCAT 5 card to assist).
  • If the athlete is unwell, then they should be seen by a doctor that day.
  • Medical assessment and clearance required before return to training and then final clearance before return to play.
  • Don't forget return to work and school safely is more important then return to sport.


We offer a specialist follow-up Concussion Service to help guide a player in their return to sport, work or school.

Call 9481 5744 to ask about this service or to make an appointment.