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If you feel “off” after a head injury and think you might have a concussion, follow these five steps to evaluate your symptoms and figure out what to do next.
Willie Stewart, PhD, MBChB, stresses the importance of educating medical professionals about TBI.
Amaal Starling, MD, shares the five steps every coach and parent should follow before returning an athlete to competition after concussion.
Follow the Return to Play protocol to ensure players are ready to return to activity If one of your players experiences a head injury during practice or a game, you should first consult the Return to Play protocol that is set in place by the league or the school. All 50 states have Return to […]
William Levine, MD, believes in teamwork — both for the athletes he treats and to answer big questions about concussion “Traumatic brain injury. Period. End of story.” That’s how Dr. William Levine describes “concussion” to the student-athletes he treats as Head Team Physician at Columbia University, in order to help them understand the gravity of […]
Very few medical institutions have specialized concussion teams in place. Fewer have a standardized approach to treatment. Lawrence C. Newman, MD, FAHS, wants to change that.
ICS President John Leddy, MD, FACSM, FACP, speaks on his goals for the future of the Society and what every health care provider should know about concussion.
Young athletes often push themselves to be “tough” and avoid showing weakness. While grit is a valuable quality on and off the field, insecurity can prevent young players from being honest with their coaches or other adults after an injury.
The signs and symptoms of a concussion aren’t always easy to detect—especially in other people. Though most concussion symptoms appear within minutes, some might take hours or even days to present, and are often subtle and might not be obvious to a bystander.