Back in the Game

Author: Jeffrey S. Kutcher
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190226609
Format: PDF, ePub
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The word concussion was unheard of in youth sports a decade ago. The injury was indeed occurring, but youth athletes were often told to "shake it off" after "getting their bell rung." Science and increased awareness about concussion and brain health have transformed the way youth parents, coaches, and players pursue athletics. Fear of incurring concussions, as well as incomplete or incorrect information, is leading some parents to keep their children out of contact sports, such as football and soccer, where concussion is more prevalent. Back in the Game: Why Concussion Doesn't Have to End Your Athletic Career does not dwell on perpetuating fears but, rather, provides the most up-to-date understanding of the condition. This is a real-world discussion of what science and medicine know, what parents and coaches need to understand about concussion, evaluation and treatment, and what possible post-concussive issues exist. The expertise and experiences of noted sports neurologist Jeffrey S. Kutcher, MD, along with reporting and interviews by award-winning sports journalist Joanne C. Gerstner, make this book a timely, relevant, and real discussion about concussions in youth sports. Athletes and professional coaches who have participated in the formation of this book include two-time Olympic gold medalist soccer player Kate Markgraf, former NHL/Team Canada head coach Andy Murray, champion X-Games snowboarder Ellery Hollingsworth, along with an array of youth parents, coaches, and athletes from across the country.

Pediatric and Adolescent Concussion

Author: Jennifer Niskala Apps
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387895442
Format: PDF, ePub
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Between the growing numbers of children and adolescents playing sports and the increased attention to head injuries by the larger sports community and the general public, pediatric concussions are emerging as a major concern. And as practitioners are seeing more young clients with head injuries, questions arise about age-appropriate assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and return to activity. Pediatric and Adolescent Concussion: Diagnosis, Management, and Outcomes offers evidence-based guidelines where few previously existed. This comprehensive volume clearly explains the effects of traumatic injury on the developing brain in sports- and non-sports-related contexts, and establishes a framework for immediate and long-term management, especially the crucial first 24 hours. Chapters provide a basic grounding in its subject with a history of concussion as a medical entity and a review of definitional and classification issues, take the reader through the steps of a neuropsychological evaluation, pinpoint post-injury issues, and offer strategies for the prevention of further or future injury. Pediatric and Adolescent Concussion: Diagnosis, Management, and Outcomes serves as both educational resource and practical framework for a wide array of professionals, including neuropsychologists, sports medicine physicians, child psychologists and psychiatrists, pediatric and family physicians, athletic trainers, social workers, and educators.

Memoirs and Reflections

Author: Roy McMurtry
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442616628
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From “the Kid” on the Varsity Blues football team to “the Chief” at Osgoode Hall, R. Roy McMurtry has had a remarkably varied and influential career. As reformist attorney general of Ontario, one of the architects of the agreement that brought about the patriation of the Canadian Constitution, high commissioner to the United Kingdom, and chief justice of Ontario, he made a large and enduring contribution to Canadian law, politics, and life. These memoirs cover all these facets of his remarkable career, as well as his law practice, his work on various commissions of inquiry, and his reflections on family, sport, and art. This volume is both an account of his life in public service and a portrait of a humane, humorous, still optimistic, and always decent man.

Fantasy Football Guidebook

Author: Sam Hendricks
Publisher: Sam Hendricks
ISBN: 0982428650
Format: PDF, Docs
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How to Play, Enjoy and Win your Fantasy Football League Every Year! A handy, concise and informative source book. Expertly organized and full of hard facts, helpful tips and valuable strategies. This guidebook is for the novice or the expert who wants to learn more about how to play and win fantasy football. It is your single source for every strategy, tip, rule or league variation available. It is the best book of its kind. Includes: - The history and administration of Fantasy Football - Types of leagues, scoring systems and drafts - How to rank players - Draft day tips, theories and advanced strategies - Roster Management skills (trades, add/drops, start/bench decisions) - Auction, Keeper and IDP leagues - Interview with Lenny Pappano (co-founder World Championship of Fantasy Football and draftsharks.com) - Psychology of Fantasy Football - Injuries - And much more!

Athletic and Sport Issues in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation E Book

Author: David J. Magee
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437715729
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Part of David J. Magee's Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Series, Athletic and Sport Issues in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation provides expert insight and clear rehabilitation guidelines to help you manage injuries and special medical needs unique to athletic clients. Contributions from leading physical therapists, athletic trainers, and orthopedic surgeons give you a comprehensive, clinically relevant understanding of common sports-related injuries and help you ensure the most effective therapeutic outcomes. Addresses a broad range of sports-related injuries and conditions Reinforces key concepts with highlighted content and hundreds of detailed illustrations Summarizes essential information for fast, easy reference in class or in clinical settings

Kids Sports and Concussion A Guide for Coaches and Parents

Author: William Paul Meehan III
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313387311
Format: PDF
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This comprehensive, reader-friendly book written by a top physician in the field explains to coaches and parents how to understand, cope with, and prevent sport-related concussions among children and teenagers. • A foreword from Lyle Micheli, MD, past president of the American College of Sports Medicine and author of The Sports Medicine Bible for Young Athletes, commenting on the significance of sport-related concussion in pediatric and adolescent sports • A glossary • A bibliography referencing key investigations in the scientific literature for readers seeking a more in-depth, scientific analysis

Heal Your Concussion

Author: Dr Joanny M y Liu
Publisher: Harmoni Health Incorporated
ISBN: 9780994015044
Format: PDF
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Concussions Are Temporary! Most medical doctors believe concussions aren't treatable. They see managing them as difficult. Even neurologists who treat top athletes believe this. If this is what you've been told, I've got great news for you! None of it is true. Imagine a different future: No more depression. No more suicidal thoughts. Instead, you've got ambition. You've got drive. You've got energy! You've got a way to get back in the game-and that means your athletic career as well as everyday life. All because you were given a formula that I call FLOW . In my practice, FLOW is how patients quickly heal from concussion and post-concussion syndrome . . . and get back into the game. Praise for Heal Your Concussion: "At last! Save your brain and potentially, your life. For those who are skeptical about just rest as a treatment for concussion, this is an innovative approach to a very vexing problem and a paradigm shift for healing concussions. Dr. Joanny shows you how to eliminate all that pain and suffering with practical steps by using a whole brain approach to create positive thinking. This book is a must-read for any athlete who continues to suffer from the aftermath of concussion." Dr. Carri Drzyzga, The Functional Medicine Doc, author of "Reclaim Your Energy and Feel Normal Again!" "Dr Joanny's straightforward and easy to digest style takes this complicated, and somewhat misunderstood, subject matter and turns it on its head. She provides direct, clear and implementable solutions and has created a refreshing point of view on how to fix yourself when you have sustained a concussion. I would highly recommend that if you or someone you know has sustained a concussion, you get several copies of the book. One for the person who has sustained the injury, and one for each of those people around them who haven't understood what is happening. Just go and get it right now! You won't be disappointed." Samuel M. Gaylord, Esq., The Law Practice Doctor, Gaylord & Pop, Managing Partner, Attorneys at Law for the People Concussions Are Temporary! Don't wait. Get this book and start healing your concussion NOW!"

The New Plantation

Author: B. Hawkins
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023010553X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The New Plantation examines the controversial relationship between predominantly White NCAA Division I Institutions (PWI s) and black athletes, utilizing an internal colonial model. It provides a much-needed in-depth analysis to fully comprehend the magnitude of the forces at work that impact black athletes experiences at PWI s. Hawkins provides a conceptual framework for understanding the structural arrangements of PWI s and how they present challenges to Black athletes academic success; yet, challenges some have overcome and gone on to successful careers, while many have succumbed to these prevailing structural arrangements and have not benefited accordingly. The work is a call for academic reform, collective accountability from the communities that bear the burden of nurturing this athletic talent and the institutions that benefit from it, and collective consciousness to the Black male athletes that make of the largest percentage of athletes who generate the most revenue for the NCAA and its member institutions. Its hope is to promote a balanced exchange in the athletic services rendered and the educational services received.

Preventing School Injuries

Author: Marc Posner
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813527482
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Each year in the United States, one out of every fourteen students suffers a school injury serious enough to require medical attention and some, in addition, are temporarily disable. In every two-year period, 80 percent of elementary school children see a school nurse for the treatment of an injury. Injury may be the most common condition treated by school health-care personnel. Yet, few schools or school districts have explicit injury prevention programs. Most schools respond to injuries on an ad hoc basis and often only after the damage has been done. Preventing School Injuries examines how and why students are injured in schools and in situations for which school districts can be held responsible. This book provides the motivation, knowledge, and tools needed to create and implement a comprehensive school injury prevention program. And because no injury prevention program can be 100 percent effective, Preventing School Injuries demonstrates how schools can provide a quick, efficient, and effective emergency response to those injuries that occur despite efforts to prevent them.

Fourth Down and Inches

Author: Carla Killough McClafferty
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
ISBN: 1467716650
Format: PDF, Mobi
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When the 1905 football season ended, nineteen players were dead and countless others were critically injured. The public was outraged. The game had reached a make-or-break moment—fourth down and inches. Coaches, players, fans, and even the president of the United States had one last chance: change football or leave the field. Football's defenders managed to move the chains. Rule changes and reforms after 1905 saved the game and cleared the way for it to become America's most popular sport. But they didn't fix everything. Today, football faces a new injury crisis as dire as 1905's. With increased awareness about brain injury, reported concussions are on the rise among football players. But experts fear concussions may only be the tip of the iceberg. The injuries are almost invisible, but the stakes couldn't be higher: the brains of millions of young football players across the country. Award-winning author Carla Killough McClafferty takes readers on a bone-crunching journey from football's origins to the latest research on concussion and traumatic brain injuries in the sport. Fourth Down and Inches features exclusive photography and interviews with scientists, players, and the families of athletes who have literally given everything to the game. It's fourth and inches. Can football save itself again?