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Sport Concussion…Return to Learn!

In our last case, we presented Janice Williams, an 18-year-old high school senior field hockey player who was accidentally hit in the head with an opposing player’s elbow. We reviewed the assessment process and findings, developed a problem list, identified treatment goals and objectives, and a plan of care with specific rehabilitation considerations. The Berlin Guidelines published 2017 that we discussed also recommends a graduated return to school guide for those individuals who have sustained a sport-concussion and are students. The 4-stage process is as follows: Stage 1 – Daily activities at home that do not give symptoms Stage 2 – School activities Stage 3 – Return to school part-time Stage 4 – Return to school full-time Depending upon the Read More

Sport Concussion…Return to Sport!

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States reports that between 2001 to 2012, the rate of emergency department (ED) visits for sports and recreation-related injuries with a diagnosis of concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI), alone or in combination with other injuries, more than doubled among children (age 19 or younger). In fact, in 2012 alone, an estimated 329,290 children (age 19 or younger) were treated in U.S. EDs for sports and recreation-related injuries that included a diagnosis of concussion or TBI. While no two concussions are exactly alike, the majority will respond favorably within 7-10 days after the initial injury. In 2017, a consensus statement on concussion in sport was published by leading International experts. The Read More

AIB Goes Global

AIB continues to have a presence as a global thought leader in the realm of vestibular and balance sciences. Dr. Gans has made 11 international trips thus far in 2018, ranging from India, to London, to the Middle East and South America! Stay tuned as AIB partners with the world’s most important experts in creating Centers of Specialty Care and Excellence and Certification Workshops. Whats Next in 2018? Marrakesh, Morocco – November 2108 Advanced Arab Academy of Audiovestibuology  

CDC Releases New Guidelines for Pediatric Concussion

This is an exciting time to post the first concussion blog! It seems like the more we know about concussion the less we actually really know – at least in the sense of remaining unanswered questions. This week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released new clinical recommendations for treating children who have a suspected concussion.   How we manage children with an actively developing brain that has sustained a mild brain injury has been one of the more specific areas Read More

This Fall… Don’t

This Fall...Don't
According to the National Institutes of Health, balance related falls are the leading cause of accidental death in the 65-year-old and plus populations. Falls also account for extensive amounts of injury and costs including over 2.8 million Emergency Room visits and over three billion dollars to Medicare and Medicaid, not to mention the cost of pain and loss of independence. Although it is impossible to guarantee that individuals can prevent a fall, we can certainly take care to reduce the Read More