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Falls, car accidents, and sports injuries are the top causes of concussions. But you’re 3-6 times more likely to sustain a second traumatic brain injury if your concussion happens while playing sports.


Falls, car accidents, and sports injuries are the top causes of concussions, but you’re 3-6 times more likely to sustain a second traumatic brain injury if your concussion happens while playing sports.


Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic

Clinical Neuropsychologists located in Palo Alto, CA


Falls, car accidents, and sports injuries are the top causes of concussions, but you’re 3-6 times more likely to sustain a second traumatic brain injury if your concussion happens while playing sports.

The team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic in Palo Alto, California, has extensive experience performing in-depth neuropsychological testing to determine the extent and location of your brain trauma and developing customized treatment that rehabilitates your brain and supports your recovery. To learn more about concussion rehabilitation, call the office today.

The clinic is now offering Telehealth to clients in California, Texas, and Florida!



A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that occurs when a blow to your head makes your brain bounce against your skull. Though not as common, a jolt to your body can also cause a concussion if the force results in intense head movement. The trauma damages brain cells and disrupts nerve communication. You may also have blood vessel damage or bruising in your brain.

A concussion rarely knocks you out. Symptoms may be delayed several hours or days. As a result, it’s easy to underestimate your concussion and continue your usual activities, and this is the opposite of the rest your brain needs while it heals.

When symptoms appear, you’ll experience one or more of the following:

  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Memory loss
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Loss of balance
  • Blurry vision or light sensitivity
  • Insomnia or excessive sleeping
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Feeling depressed, anxious, or irritable 

Many patients experience a range of intellectual, communication, social, behavioral, and emotional changes following a concussion. These changes can last for weeks and, in some cases, turn into a chronic problem.

Neuropsychological testing assesses your brain function, identifies subtle cognitive problems, and determines which areas of your brain were affected. The team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic performs a battery of tests that assess your memory, attention, and your brain’s processing speed.

If you had baseline neuropsychological testing prior to your concussion or a cognitive assessment by a physician or coach immediately after your concussion, your earlier results may be compared to the Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic assessment to track your progress or changes.

Your brain’s recovery is supported by the rehabilitation strategies at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic. They offer treatments such as:


Neurofeedback significantly improves nerve connectivity in patients with mild traumatic brain injuries.

Infrared light therapy

Light therapy stimulates energy production within cells, decreases postconcussion inflammation, and increases neurotransmitter levels. Infrared light therapy may help regenerate nerves or improve your brain’s ability to form new nerve connections.

Neurovisual training

Neurovisual training improves working memory and is very beneficial for recovery from a concussion.

Cyclic variations in adaptive conditioning (CVAC)

During CVAC, you relax in a pod that uses dynamic changes in pressure to increase blood oxygen and cardiac output, decrease tissue swelling, and speed your recovery.


The team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic offers many types of therapy to work through any difficulties that linger after your concussion.

If you need help following a concussion, call Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic today.

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Dr. Abbey and his colleagues are extremely passionate about their work and truly care about providing the highest quality services to their clients. He is very knowledgable and dedicated to providing comprehensive assessment services to children to enrich their lives. He provides treatments that are based upon current research...

Eric P.

Submitted 08/26/20

Dr. Abbey saved our family. This might sound like hyperbole, but it is true. At 5 years, my son was almost non-verbal, and diagnosed by Stanford as being on the Autistic spectrum, and rated 9/10 on the ADHD scale. No private school would take him. A Doctor at the CHADD conference recommend Dr. Abbey to us, and when he did a brain map...

Tina Y.

Submitted 08/26/20

I am not easy to impress when it comes to practitioners. I have been through 20 years of Lyme and mold illness and seen hundreds (literally) of practitioners. Rachael Little at Abbey has been my practitioner for LENS neurofeedback, and I love working with her. She's compassionate, bright, and has a variety of tools that she is well-versed...

Scott F.

Submitted 08/26/20

The clinic itself is fine. The building is in a convenient location on Cal Ave and there's usually parking. Wish they'd leave the bathroom door unlocked, tho. What I'm more interested in is recommending therapist Rachael Little to anyone hoping to feel better or at least know that someone out there cares. I ended up with Rachael mostly by luck...

Matt C.

Submitted 08/26/20

Dr. Abbey is dedicated to his clients and is truly an expert in his field. The time and attention he devotes to his clients is evident. I strongly recommend this practice if you or your child need intervention for an attention or learning disorder. This is a well run clinic that focuses on the client and leverages the staff and Dr. Abbey's expertise...

Jamien S.

Submitted 08/05/20

Neurofeedback at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic has been life changing for my family. I have been shocked and delighted by the amazing progress my 6 year old son has made. My son had a mix of autistic, obsessive compulsive, defiant, hyperactive and inattentive symptoms that have melted away after neurofeedback...

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