Category: Concussions

Concussions

Concussions – Part 3: Football and CTE

April 19th, 2017

We’ve all heard much about the dangers of football and the alarming incidence of concussions in the sport. Also about the NFL’s initial resistance to acknowledging the probable relationship of concussions to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), which currently can only be diagnosed on autopsy. CTE – as defined by the Boston University CTE Center16 – is

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Concussions: Part Two – Assessment and Follow-Up

April 17th, 2017

The Assessment Baseline testing should be a high priority of every athletic department, coach, parent (of a student athlete) and athlete, and should include cognitive, vestibular and visual assessment. Cognitive testing alone – frequently performed without the other components – is insufficient. This holds true in cases of post injury assessment as well. For athletes

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Concussions: So Much More Than Football And CTE

April 14th, 2017

Though the media has bombarded us with articles, news reports and even a film on concussions, the confounding thing is that so little of the information geared to the general public has served to really educate and inform. There is so much more to this story than football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). For instance,

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