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King-Devick Test: An Important Part of Sideline Concussion Screening Battery

A new study says that including the King-Devick test, a measure of fast eye movement, along with neurocognitive and balance testing as part of a battery of rapid concussion screening tools could improve assessment of athletes for suspected concussion on the sports sideline.

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.

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.

Standardized Assessment of Concussion: A Valuable Tool for Sideline Evaluation

The emerging model of sport concussion assessment now involves the use of brief screening tools to evaluate post-concussion signs and symptoms on the sideline immediately after a concussion and neuropsychological testing to track recovery further out from the time of injury. One of the tools of value for sideline evaluation is called the Standardized Assessment of Concussion.

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