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The Coach’s Corner

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March 29th 2010:Concussions and the aftermath Pt. 2

Here from the experts about the effects of a concussion and what to look for. How do we protect our athletes from long term effects from concussions? Dr’s and Trainers speak today about prevention and what to do immediately following the diagnosis and how to track the progress of the athlete including when they should return to action.

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P. David Adelson, MD, FACS, FAAP

P. David Adelson, MD, FACS, FAAP, an internationally recognized neurosurgical and neuroscience expert in head injury and epilepsy in children, has joined Phoenix Children’s Hospital as the Director of the Children’s Neurosciences Institute (CNI) and as the Division Chief of Neurosurgery. Dr. Adelson, whose work has been published in numerous medical and scientific journals, is the principal investigator of a National Institute of Health (NIH) funded multicenter clinical trial to evaluate whether hypothermia can improve the outcome for children following severe traumatic brain injury. He has been funded through numerous extramural grants from the NIH and Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
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Tamara Valovich McLeod, PhD, ATC

Dr. Tamara Valovich McLeod is an associate professor in the Athletic Training Program at A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. Dr. McLeod completed her doctor of philosophy degree in education with an emphasis in sports medicine from the University of Virginia. She is the director of the ASHS Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory, and her research has focused on the pediatric athlete with respect to sport-related concussion. Dr. McLeod has a secondary interest in injury screening and prevention programs. She has served as a certified athletic trainer at the high school, collegiate and professional levels and as an instructor in the kinesiology department at the University of Virginia prior
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