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Return To Engaging Activity – 585

After a concussion, we need to focus on helping the patient Return To Engaging Activity. Dr. Summer Ott, PsyD presents at the Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Update and joins us for a discussion on the ever-changing landscape of concussions.

Return to engaging activity, Summer Ott, Ray Olivo

What is a return to engaging activity?

Recognize common  physical, cognitive and emotional symptoms that affect academic performance

Identify potential roadblocks

Describe an Action Plan
Each school system is different in policies.
Parents need to ask the right questions.

Texas law- applies only to athletes, for return to learn – Natasha Law (HB2038

Return to Learn

It is a step-wise return to academics

Cognitive recovery often occurs after physical recovery has happened

Some students do not feel comfortable with accommodations (504 plan)

A 504 plan is NOT necessary in every case. Accommodations are meant for only short term for recovery

Not every physician is educated in academic accommodations, parents need to ask.

It is helpful to have the Concussion injury Coordinator to facilitate (CIC)

Want an Example?

Case study:

A full day of school is key in the early stage of recovery, may cause the return of symptoms, even though at rest and previous days stated NO symptoms. The cognitive load of school also helps in concussion evaluation.

Physical symptoms- Headache, Nausea, dizziness, balance issues, blurred vision, light and noise sensitivity, sleep deprivation.

Cognitive symptoms – Concentration,fogginess,recall, mental fatigue, slow processing

Emotional symptoms – irritability, anxiety, sadness.

Pair a symptom with an intervention/accommodation.

Visit with physicians, provide resources for sample academic accommodations, present to physicians.


Sample Academic accommodations

Live stream of the presentation.

Return to Engaging Activity and Learning for the Concussed Student – Summer Ott, PsyD

Return to Engaging Activity and Learning for the Concussed Student – Summer Ott, PsyD

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Monday, June 10, 2019

More about Dr. Summer Ott

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.

Her research efforts focus on proper baseline testing, concussion in female athletes, effects of physical exertion on cognition, and long-term consequences of repeated head injury in athletes. Dr. Ott has co‐authored publications on neuropsychological assessment in scholarly journals and frequently conducts presentations regarding the proper management of concussion.

Previous Episodes with Dr. Ott

Dr. Ott on Repetitive Concussions – 415

Psychological Factors with Concussion Recovery – 92

Concussion Management with Dr. Summer Ott – 25

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We all work as a team – Bhojani and Ott Interview 234

Dr. Ott and Dr. Bhojani were key in getting the  Sports Neuropsychology Society to come to Houston to host the annual conference.  they speak briefly about why they choose to support the society and how doctors need to work as part of a team for concussion management.

Dr. Ott

Dr. Bhojani

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Interdisciplinary Management in Sports Concussions -223

Dr. Summer Ott is part of an impressive team of doctors that treat and manage concussions.  This is an introduction to managing them as a team of doctors talk given at the Sports Neuropsychology Society Annual Conference.

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Sub-Symptommatic Post-Concussion Exercise – 199

National concussion authority Dr. Summer Ott, PhD brings Chris Shields, DPT to discuss a relatively new treatment option for concussions that are taking extended periods of time.  Keeping the heart rate below 60% of the max HR can improve patient function and help them move towards normalizing.

Discussion topics:
Contact Chris Shields
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Sideline CT scanners with Med-Logic and Dr. Summer Ott – 121

Sideline CT Scanner with MedLogic, Dr. Ott, and Brad Brown – 121

Dr. Summer Ott the Director of the Concussion Program for Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine joins us to figure how the Infrascanner from MedLogic can be used for high school sports setting.  With 29 years in the NFL Brad Brown has some great insight into professional sports and in his new role as Director of Sports Medicine for Memorial Hermann.  Janine McGowan and Pete Thompson did a great job answering questions and demonstrating this new technology.

Did you know a CT is as much radiation to the head as 300 – 400 chest X-rays?  This new technology could help reduce exposure to radiation and speed the triage process

Show Notes for episode 121

Link to all of the documents provided by MedLogic


Concussion Management with Dr. Summer Ott – 25

Episode 25 Concussion Management with Dr Ott

Concussions are a very hot topic in news in general even more so in sports.  Dr. Summer Ott is one of the top nueropsychologist in the country when it comes to concussion management.

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