Concussion can be difficult to diagnose and is not always obvious. The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) wants to ensure a better prognosis for people (including rugby and football players) who sustain these injuries, and to highlight the role that friends and family can play in identifying concussion symptoms. With this in mind the Trust has also offered its neurobehavioural expertise to both the Rugby Football Union and the Football Association.


You can read BIRT's information about concussion here. Areas covered include:

  • Concussion and sport
  • Concussion – general
  • About concussion and recovery from concussion
  • The assessment and management of concussion and mild brain injury in football and rugby players

You can also find out about BIRT’s "Show Your Brain Some Love" campaign which provides six top tips to help you keep your brain healthy.

The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) is the UK's leading charity in brain injury rehabilitation. We offer specialist assessment and rehabilitation services for people with disabilities resulting from brain injury. This includes traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke and other forms of acquired brain injury (ABI).

We provide the best quality neurobehavioural rehabilitation for adults with complex and challenging needs after brain injury. Ultimately, we want to enable our service users to participate in life as fully as possible and to enjoy as much independence as they can.

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