Back in the Game

Author: Jeffrey S. Kutcher
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190226609
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Heal Your Concussion

Author: Dr Joanny M y Liu
Publisher: Harmoni Health Incorporated
ISBN: 9780994015044
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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!"

League of Denial

Author: Mark Fainaru-Wada
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 0770437567
Format: PDF
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Draws on interviews, e-mails, and previously undisclosed documents to reveal how the NFL has endeavored to cover up evidence of the connection between football and brain damage for the past two decades.

Head Games

Author: Christopher Nowinski
Publisher: Chris Nowinski
ISBN: 1597630136
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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America's favorite sport has a serious problem. Many of the NFL's top players--including Troy Aikman, Steve Young, Merril Hoge, Ted Johnson, Al Toon, and Wayne Chrebet--have had their careers ended by head injuries. But few realize that most NFL players a

Game Change

Author: Ken Dryden
Publisher: Signal Books
ISBN: 0771027478
Format: PDF, Mobi
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First, Ken Dryden articulated our undying love for hockey in The Game, one of the best books ever written on the sport. Then he spoke to our national pride and examined what hockey really means to Canadians in Home Game. Now, in his most daring and powerful work yet, the NHL Hall-of-Famer and former MP issues a challenge to make hockey safer, or risk losing it altogether. Bobby Orr. Gordie Howe. Wayne Gretzky. Whether you are a hockey fan or not, these names mean something to you. They show that a single player can, and often has, changed the game for the better. Hockey is now more skilled and more tactful and, like pro football and basketball, the players are bigger, stronger, and faster. This is the game that Steve Montador gave his life to. Steve was never the fastest, the strongest, or the most skilled player on the ice. He was never a star. But yet, he changed the game as we know it when he was found dead at the age of 35, later diagnosed with CTE-the result of multiple concussions he sustained throughout his playing career. With extensive research and insightful interviews with friends and former players such as Rhett Warrener, Marc Savard, Keith Primeau, as well as with leading figures in the fields of neurobiology and sports concussions, Ken Dryden tells the remarkable life story of an unremarkable journeyman NHL defenseman-a life story that brings to the fore the underlying concerns of the way we play hockey at all levels. In the end, Dryden outlines a plan directed to players, fans, parents, and most of all to decision makers at the NHL, that can make the sport safer for everyone, without sacrificing the integrity of the game.

Truth Doesn t Have a Side

Author: Bennet Omalu
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310352541
Format: PDF
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One day in 2002 the fifty-year old body of former Pittsburgh Steeler and hall of famer Mike Webster was laid on a cold table in front of pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu. Webster’s body looked to Omalu like the body of a much older man, and the circumstances of his behavior prior to his death were clouded in mystery. But when Omalu cut into Webster’s brain, it appeared to be normal. Something didn’t add up. It was at this moment, Omalu studying slides of Webster’s brain tissue under a microscope, that the world of contact sports would never be the same: the discovery of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. CTE can result in an array of devastating consequences including deterioration in attention, memory loss, social instability, depression, and even suicide. And Omalu’s discovery of CTE in the brain of an American football player has become the catalyst of a blazing controversy across all contact sports. At the center of that controversy stands the unlikely Dr. Bennet Omalu, a Nigerian-born American citizen, a mild-mannered, gentle man of faith. It is fascinating that it would take someone on the outside of American culture to make this amazing discovery, and refuse to let it be kept hidden. Dr. Omalu began his life in strife, growing up in war-torn Nigeria. But his medical studies in forensic pathology proved to be a lifeline. It fed his natural curiosity and awakened within a deeper desire to always search for the truth. Who would have thought that such an unexpected character would play such a role in bringing to life this world-changing data? In Truth Doesn’t Have a Side, discover the truth about CTE: Its causes and symptoms, how we might keep our children safe and guide professional athletes when CTE sets in. The problem of CTE is coming to light with each new story about an athlete’s concussion problem, and we are likely facing dramatic changes to professional sports. You’ll be inspired by Dr. Bennet Omalu a man driven by his love and concern for the welfare of all people, and his professional vow to speak the truth.

Counting the Days While My Mind Slips Away

Author: Ben Utecht
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501136607
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Football player "Ben Utecht has accumulated a vast treasure of memories: tossing a football in the yard with his father, meeting his wife, ... writing and performing music, catching touchdown passes from quarterback Peyton Manning, and playing a Super Bowl Championship watched by ninety-three million people. But the game he has built his living on, the game he fell in love with as a child, is taking its toll in a devastating way. After at least five major concussions--and an untold number of micro-concussions--Ben suffered multiple mild traumatic brain injuries that have erased important memories"--Provided by publisher.

Unintended Impact One Athlete s Journey from Concussions in Amateur Football to CTE Dementia

Author: Jim Proebstle
ISBN: 9781592988839
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After suffering concussions in high school and college, Dick struggled unknowingly with the onset of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) dementia. For decades, he fought the demons trapping him in an ever-shrinking world: diminished short-term memory, limited executive functioning, interpersonal shortcomings, paranoia, and failed physical capabilities. As an athlete, he was revered, yet success turned traitor as getting his ''bell rung'' in football led to a world of confusion and confinement. Nobody will remember a backup college quarterback, but Dick's story bridges the glamour of NFL football--its high-profile athletes and the preliminary $765 million settlement for CTE dementia--with the harsh reality that millions of former amateur players may be suffering anonymously with the same concussion-induced devastation of CTE dementia.

Concussions and Our Kids

Author: Robert C. Cantu
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547773943
Format: PDF, Docs
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An expert on the head trauma crisis in sports provides a guide to concussions in youth sports -- what they are, how to treat them and how to protect young athletes. 30,000 first printing.

The Matheny Manifesto

Author: Mike Matheny
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 055344672X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Outlines the author's philosophies about coaching and life, as penned in a letter to the parents of a little league player, while tracing his appointment as a manager for the St. Louis Cardinals and his successful first seasons.