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After Sports Concussion: Physical Therapist Can Play Important Part In Return To Play

While physical therapists cannot help heal an athlete's brain after concussion, they can be an important member of the concussion management team, helping in a variety of ways to ensure that athletes only return to play once their brains have fully healed.

PBS Premieres "The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer" August 14th & 20th, 2013

The Brooke de Lench documentary, "The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer," will have its world television broadcast premiere on the Oklahoma Educational Television Association (OETA)(PBS) on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 10:00 p.m. CDT.

Post-Traumatic Migraine Linked to Greater Cognitive Impairment and Prolonged Recovery After Concussion

Concussed high school football players who experience symptoms of post-traumatic migraine (PTM), such as headache, nausea, and sensitivity to light or noise, are more cognitively impaired and take longer to recover than those reporting headache without migraine-based symptoms or no headache at all, says a new study.

Should Kids With ADHD Avoid Contact Sports?

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who sustain mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) such as concussion are more likely to be moderately disabled after injury than those who sustain mTBI without ADHD, finds a new study, which suggests that children with ADHD be encouraged to avoid contact sports that put them at increased risk of TBI. 

Treating Sports Concussions with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy shows promise as as a low-risk treatment for concussion, and may be a good way for parents to be proactive about helping their child return to the classroom and the playing field.

Multiple Concussion History, Recent Concussion Increase Risk Of Longer Recovery

Children and adolescents with a previous history of concussion take significantly longer to recover, with those with histories of two or more previous concussions or whose injury occurred within the past year at even greater risk of prolonged symptoms, finds an important new study in the journal Pediatrics.

Migraines As Risk Factor for Prolonged Concussion Recovery

A history of pre-existing migraine headaches may be a risk factor for a concussion and may be associated with a prolonged recovery.

Concussion Identification, Evaluation and Management: A Step-By-Step Process

Management of sport-related concussion involves a step-by-step process beginning before a sports season even starts, say the three newest concussion guidelines, and continuing through on-the-field evaluation, sideline assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and return to play.

High Initial Concussion Symptom Score Suggests Longer Recovery, Study Says

What factors predict which athletes recover quickly from concussion and which will take longer has proved to be a vexing question. A new study suggests an elegantly simple and intuitive answer: the athletes who take longer to recover report the most severe symptoms right after injury; the more severe the initial symptoms, the more likely a longer recovery.

The Role of School Psychologist For Students with Sports-Related Concussion

A former school psychologist explains the kinds of services parents should reasonably expect from their child's public school in the event they suffer a concussion, including whether their children are entitled to academic accommodations, such as an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or so-called 504 Plan.
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