Sport-related concussions have become an increasingly important topic as evidenced by recent media attention. Due in large part to the complex nature of concussive injuries, there is great discrepancy in the effect these injuries have on individual functioning and the type and nature of services that best facilitate recovery. This book is intended as a complete reference guide dealing with sports-related concussions.
The Impact. Introduction. Concussion Revisited: A Historical Perspective. Concussion Incidence and Prevalence. Measurement of Outcomes: The Baseline Model. Neuroimaging and Biomechanical Impact of Concussion: Making the Invisible - Visible. Acute Concussion Care - Rest and Recovery. The "Miserable Minority" - Persistent Post-Concussion Symptoms (PPCS) and Multiple Concussions. The Concussion Roster. Concussion in the ER. The Role of the Family Physician. Sports Medicine Specialty. Neurology, Neurosurgery and Neuropsychiatry. Neuropsychology. Occupational Therapy. Physiotherapy. Kinesiology and Athletic Training. Counseling and Sport Psychology. The Return: Injury Recovery and Beyond. Return to School. Return to Work. Return to Sport. When Rest Isn't Enough: Active Rehabilitation for PPCS. Strength Training Following Concussion. The Role of Alternative Therapies. Long-Term Outcomes: Physical Activity and Brain Health. Putting It All Together: Complete Concussion Care. The Need for Personalized Care: How to Individualize a Treatment Plan and Monitor Treatment Effectiveness.