Sportsrelated concussions focus of PeaceHealth team

first_imgYou’ve probably heard the stories before.Maybe for football. Maybe for another sport. An athlete sustains a blow to the head. They’re told to shake it off and return to play. After all, they only got their bell rung. Had their clock cleaned.Those stories are becoming less commonplace as concussion awareness rises, and the seriousness in concern around head trauma increases with that awareness.While coaches and athletes change the way they view concussions, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center will also change the way it treats and rehabilitates sports-related concussions when the hospital’s new sports concussion rehabilitation program debuts Aug. 27. The program will be the first of its kind in Clark County.“This program is going to help zero in on the sports-related aspect of concussions,” said Morgan Gilpin-King, an occupational therapist with the concussion rehab team. “The outpatient neuroclinic here at PeaceHealth does already treat concussions, but with a variety of diagnoses, ages, conditions or mechanisms of injury.”Multiple disciplinesSince the program will focus specifically on sport concussions and include doctors working across multiple avenues of therapy, it should be more efficient in rehabbing athletes’ head traumas, officials said.“We’ll be able to treat these patients quicker, and hopefully with higher frequencies, as well as have all the disciplines in one place,” said Melissa Bohnstedt, a speech language pathologist with the team.last_img read more

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first_imgCarson Palmer with the back, back, back shoulder throw. 😂 pic.twitter.com/ZWW0lvkjYY— BigHeadSports (@BigHeadSports) October 15, 2017This is how good of a day it was for Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer.His team led 24-0 in the third quarter when, at the 17-yard line, a Tampa Bay Buccaneers pass rusher burst through the O-line up the middle, putting a 2nd-and-7 in jeopardy. But Palmer dropped back, loaded up and lofted a ball to the right pylon toward receiver John Brown. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling With Tampa Bay rookie defensive back Justin Evans in coverage and sprinting with Brown, the back-shoulder toss by Palmer allowed Brown to hit the brakes, turn and grab the ball to walk into the end zone easily as Evans streaked past him.The pass, Palmer’s 14th on the day, was also his 14th completion. Three of those passes went for touchdowns as Arizona scored the first 31 points in the 38-33 win.Palmer played behind a healthier offensive line, and the addition of running back Adrian Peterson, who eclipsed the 100-yard mark in the third quarter, didn’t hurt, either.Palmer’s 15th passing attempt, a deep ball to J.J. Nelson, was intercepted.The quarterback finished 18-of-22 for 283 yards on the day. – / 37 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more