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Concussion Research: Sports Concussions


The CDC has created an informative program called HEADS UP, as part of their traumatic brain injury research, centered around recognizing concussion symptoms in youth sports.

This program has specific information geared toward parents, school officials, youth sports coaches, high school sports coaches, and healthcare professionals.

HEADS UP to Clinicians

The CDC hosts a free online training session for health care provders called 'HEADS UP to Clinicians: Addressing Concussion in Sports among Kids and Teens'. It is a collaborative effort between the CDC and the NFL (National Football League).  

This free online training is also an excellent opportunity for CEU credits for Palmer College alumni.

The Management of Sports-Related Concussion : Current Status and Future Trends

This article is a lengthy summary of the multitude of factors involved in sports concussions, from defining concussion, on-field evaluations, and  evidence-based return to play guidelines, to the role of neuropsychological testing and computer-based therapies.

Lovell, M. (2009.). The Management of Sports-Related Concussion: Current Status and Future Trends. Clinics in Sports Medicine, 28(1), 95-111.

Sensitivity and Specificity of Subacute Computerized Neurocognitive Testing and Symptom Evaluation in Predicting Outcomes After Sports-Related Concussion