Concussions in High School Student Athletes
Jul 15, 2014
Dr. Thomas Gill and his co-authors Dr. Ben Heyworth and Kaitlin Carroll have their research study on concussions in high school athletes accepted for podium presentation at the 2014 American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine in Seattle, WA. The study is one of the first to highlight not only the recommended treatment and return to play criteria for high school athletes with concussions, but also the need for academic accommodations while the patient is recovering. The stress of academic studies and mental exertion can have a negative impact on patients with concussions, just as physical exertion can. Criteria for safe return to both sports and classes are presented.