• athletes
  • He has approached families of professional athletes in the throes of grieving with a poignant story of brains damaged by repeated concussions that were either undiagnosed or not given time to heal. (lww.com)
  • In addition, APTA issued a press release in August regarding the role of the physical therapist as member of the multi-disciplinary team that evaluates athletes and participants of organized activity for concussions to determine if they should be removed from their activity and when it's safe to return. (apta.org)
  • Young athletes have been found to be both more susceptible to concussions and more likely to get second-impact syndrome than their older counterparts. (wikipedia.org)
  • impairments
  • These impairments result from either traumatic brain injury (e.g. physical trauma due to accidents, assaults, neurosurgery, head injury etc.) or nontraumatic injury derived from either an internal or external source (e.g. stroke, brain tumours, infection, poisoning, hypoxia, ischemia, encephalopathy or substance abuse). (wikipedia.org)
  • Neurosurgery
  • Reviewer at several NIH Study Sections Reviewer at Department of Defense Reviewer at Department of Veteran Affairs Research Grants Board member of New York State Spinal Cord Injury Research Board (2007-2014) Advisory Board of the journal Spine Guest editor on Traumatic Brain Injury for Neurological Research Reviewer for Neurosurgery, Neurology, Spine, and The Science of Nature, etc. (wikipedia.org)
  • blow
  • i have a concussion from a blow to the head.Its going on 3 weeks now and at 1:00 pm today i went to do something on the computer & I am seeing blurred double vision. (medhelp.org)
  • All coaches are required to sit a player out for the remainder of a practice or game if the player sustains a blow to the head or a jarring collision that causes the coach to suspect a possible mild or traumatic brain injury. (ccysoccer.org)
  • It is believed that the brain is left in a vulnerable state after concussion and that a second blow is linked to SIS. (wikipedia.org)
  • Participants
  • Last month, in anticipation of this announcement, APTA held a stakeholders meeting on concussions in which participants representing health care providers, education personnel, athletic leagues, and patient advocacy organizations voiced their support of national guidelines. (apta.org)
  • head
  • Concussion may be caused by impact forces, in which the head strikes or is struck by something, or impulsive forces, in which the head moves without itself being subject to blunt trauma (for example, when the chest hits something and the head snaps forward). (wikipedia.org)
  • secondary
  • Three conditions are thought to cause secondary laminitis: Sepsis/endotoxemia or generalized inflammation Endocrinopathy Trauma: concussion or excessive weight-bearing Inflammation Inflammatory events that are associated with laminitis include sepsis, endotoxemia, retained placenta, carbohydrate overload (excessive grain or pasture), enterocolitis, pleuropneumonia, and contact with black walnut shavings. (wikipedia.org)
  • However
  • He never played a game for them, however, announcing his retirement due to concussions just hours before the start of training camp on July 31. (wikipedia.org)
  • chapters
  • On the state level, chapters continue to advocate for physical therapists to be included in concussion legislation. (apta.org)
  • Treatment
  • This initiative was a major component of the Concussion Treatment and Care Tools (ConTACT) Act, legislation that was not passed into law but was supported by APTA in past congressional sessions. (apta.org)
  • Study
  • We didn't expect to see brain damage in this young man," said Robert Stern, PhD, co-director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University School of Medicine. (lww.com)
  • resource
  • The release is based on a policy statement adopted by APTA's House of Delegates in June and highlights the Physical Therapist's Guide to Concussion , a new resource available to consumers on APTA's Move Forward Web site . (apta.org)
  • play
  • If we emphasize balance testing and training, the community would understand that Physical Therapists play an important role in Concussion management. (apta.org)
  • recovery
  • Neuropsychologist and concussion survivor Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler is the authority on all aspects of the recovery process. (kfai.org)