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The Unmarked Detour: Another Mistake, A Dead End At School, and Post-Concussion Syndrome

Dorothy Bedford talks about making another mistake in her daughter's concussion recovery, her abortive attempt to return to school, and the day-to-day activities appropriate for a concussed student-athlete with post-concussion syndrome.

The Unmarked Detour: Concussion Recovery Helped By Treatments Old and New

Old fashioned Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) baths and foot soaks were a simple, yet remarkably helpful, therapy in treating her daughter's ongoing symptoms of concussion, says her mom, Dorothy Bedford, while craniosacral therapy, a new offshoot of osteopathic medicine, also helped.

The Unmarked Detour: Recovery Begins At Home

Back home in Princeton on medical leave from school, Dorothy Bedford's daughter Heidi begins to comprehend the severity of her concussion injury while Dorothy looks for therapies to speed her recovery, adapting techniques used in stroke rehabilitation therapy and  making appointments for Heidi to see her longtime chiropractic neurologist.

The Unmarked Detour: Three Critical, Early Mistakes Prove Costly

A mom explains how three major mistakes in the first critical days after her teenage daughter suffered a concussion playing hockey not only made her injury worse and her recovery more difficult, but would affect her physical and emotional health, cognitive abilities, and academic record, and strain family relationships and finances.

Craniosacral Therapy May Help Lesson Symptoms of Post-Concussion Syndrome

When her daughter suffered a serious concussion playing hockey, her mom discovered that craniosacral therapy (CST) helped in her recovery from post-concussion syndrome.

The Unmarked Detour: The Journey Begins

When her daughter Heidi began experiencing concussion symptoms warming up in goal before a hockey game in February 2010, little did Dorothy Bedford realize that the night would mark the beginning of a fourteen-month long recovery process requiring three medical leaves of absences and treatment by nearly a dozen medical specialists.

The Unmarked Detour: One Family's Journey Through Post-Concussion Syndrome

When her daughter Heidi suffered a concussion warming up in goal before a hockey game in February 2010, litle did Dorothy Bedford realize that the night would mark the beginning of a fourteen-month long recovery from post-concussion syndrome requiring three medical leaves of absences and treatment by nearly a dozen medical specialists.

 

Neuropsychologist: Important Member of Concussion Care Team

Sports concussion neuropsychologist Rosemarie Scolaro Moser, Ph. D., explains why a neuropsychologist is an important member of the concussion care team.

Treating Post-Concussion Syndrome: No Cookie Cutter Answers

In the small percentage of cases where a student-athlete's concussion symptoms, such as headache, do not resolve quickly (a condition called post-concussion syndrome), treatment by a team of specialists is recommended, as there are no cookie-cutter answers, says sports concussion neuropsychologist, Rosemarie Scolaro Moser, Ph. D.

Why Cognitive and Physical Rest After Concussion?

Sports concussion neuropsychologist Rosemarie Scolaro Moser, Ph. D.says the reason a student-athlete needs to get cognitive and physical rest after a concussion is to reduce the work the injured brain has to do in order to allow it time to heal.  A 2012 study by Dr. Moser documents for the first time the effectiveness of prescribed rest for the treatment of post-concussion symptoms and cognitive dysfunction, whether the rest is applied in the early or prolonged stages of recovery.
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