Imbalance and Disequilibrium – 532

Did you know your concussion may just be an imbalance…

Dr. Mark Knoblauch shares some personal and professional experience in dealing with / treating these concussion like symptoms.

So it is not a concussion?

Here is the scenario:

  • Athlete hit in the head,
  • Has balance problems
  • No trouble with memory
  • Head only hurts at the spot of impact

Is this athlete going to be put under Concussion RTP?

So what are we looking at then?

Dr. Mark Knoblauch joins us to discuss vestibular injuries….which might not actually be concussions.

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Some of the topics Mark covers include:

  • Why do you have an interest in vestibular disorders?
  • Tell me about your own personal history with
  • Explain how the vestibular system works?
  • What are some of the signs and symptoms of the more common vestibular disorders?
  • What is the prevalence of some of these disorders?
  • If these disorders are prevalent, as you say, why do you think that there is very little attention in education about them?
  • What are some of the disorders or conditions that can result from the vestibular system?
  • What treatments are available
  • How do some of the vestibular disorders differ from concussions,
  • How can athletic trainers differentiate the two types of conditions?
  • What kind of education do we need specific to teaching our profession and students more about vestibular disorders?

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RTP Rehab with Chris Shields – 517

RTP Rehab is ever changing

Christopher Shields, PT, DPT works with Dr. Summer Ott to help student athletes return to learn and RTP Rehab.
We are making constant advances in concussion management over the years, therefore Chris Shields tries to keep us up to date. 
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Return to Learn with Sarah Gill – 505

What about the classroom?

Concussions affect everything you do.  Sarah Gill is the Athletic Trainer who serves the concussed athletes in the Dallas Fort Worth area with one of the hospital systems.

Return to Learn is more important than the return to play portion of concussion management.

She serves also serves the North Texas Athletic Trainers Society.

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Managing the Student-Athlete with Repetitive Concussions – 413

Summer Ott, PsyD

Dr. Summer Ott is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). She also serves as the Director of the Concussion Program at Memorial Hermann Ironman Sports Medicine Institute.

Dr. Ott is a Neuropsychologist specializing in sports related concussions. She has extensive clinical and research experience with sports related concussions. She currently serves as the team neuropsychological consultant for the Houston Texans and Houston Rockets, as well as many universities and school districts in Texas.  Previously, Dr. Ott served as a neuropsychology consultant for the Houston Dynamo and the Houston Aeros.
Follow up interview

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Concussion Protocol and mTBI Research – 126

Dr. Jacob Resch is doing some pioneering research focusing on balance issues and concussions.  One of their test sites is DeSoto High School where the Sports Medicine team, lead by David Young,  is leading the way in the secondary setting with concussion research studies and protocol management.

Show notes for Episode 126

Masters of Athletic Training at U of H

@UofHMAT (Conversation with Dr. Rob Renneker on pupilometer device)  (Dr. Resch information)   (North Texas Athletic Training Society) (Concussion Vital Signs Cognitive test)  (footplate system we use)

 Video for 126

Psychological Factors with Concussion Recovery – 92

92 – Psychological Factors Associated With Recovery From Concussion

Summer Ott PsyD

Here is our interview with Dr. Summer Ott.  Since this recording comes from a live conference, some elements are lost due to lack of visual props and some crowd noise can be heard.  The stellar content more than makes up for the difference in sound quality.

Bob Marley allowed us to record and interview the guests of the Memorial Hermann 13th Annual Sports Medicine Update.  In the course of two days we conducted about 24 interviews, streamed live for about 16 hours, and had a lot of help from Dr. Josh Yellen, Dr. Mark Knoblauch, Bill Hale, former student / future Athletic Trainer Jazmin Dozal, and current SAT Sarah Avina.

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