Case Studies

How Dom Received Support for Possible Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

Dom Penny is a retired semi-pro Australian football player & amateur boxer who is diagnosed with early onset dementia and possible Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Today, he helps others facing the same issues by telling his story and encouraging athletes to speak out and seek treatment. Hel also hosts fundraisers to augment CTE research and advocacy in Western Australia. Dom started…

Athlete Cannot Become a Pro-AFL Player Due to Brain Damage

Michael Smith first started playing Footy at the age of 5 years with his brother and cousins at his home in Western Australia. Since childhood the sport was something he enjoyed immensely and his talent to play well saw him become a part his school’s rugby team. Australian Rules Football is a popular sport inWestern Australia and many aspirants play…

Basketball Player Suffers From Post-Concussive Syndrome

In 2010, a 19 year old college student and basketball player got a concussion during the third game of her junior season. During the match she fell to the ground and was accidently pinned underneath another athlete. She hit her head on the side and her right frontal lobe was struck. Immediately she felt dizzy and disoriented but shook off…