Making the Most of the Sideline Assessment
A Concusion Health Summit Lecture Series | Audio Lecture 12: Debate the critical elements of the sideline assessment reported from the Berlin consensus meeting.
Making the Most of the Sideline Assessment audio lecture describes the goals of the on-field and sideline assessment, discuss the "critical elements" of the sideline assessment reported from the Berlin consensus meeting and debate the merits of various on-field and sideline assessment techniques.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Identify the components of an evidence-based approach to best practices for concussion management through a multi-disciplinary team approach
- Discuss the goals, merits and "critical elements" of the sideline assessment reported from the Berlin consensus meeting
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Dr. Tamara Valovich McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA is the John P. Wood, D.O., Endowed Chair for Sports Medicine, Professor and Director of the Athletic Training Program at A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. Dr. McLeod completed her doctor of philosophy degree in education with an emphasis in sports medicine from the University of Virginia. She is the director of the Athletic Training Practice-Based Research Network and her research has focused on the pediatric athlete with respect to sport-related concussion. Her current work is investigating the short- and long-term effects of pediatric sports concussion as well as recovery following concussion on traditional concussion assessments and health-related quality of life.
Dr. McLeod also has research interests regarding gender differences in lower extremity function, specifically neuromuscular control, and postural stability and studies these areas through an injury prevention approach in younger athletes. Dr. McLeod was a contributing author for the NATA Position Statement on the Management of Sport-Related Concussion, the lead author on the NATA Position Statement on the Prevention of Pediatric Overuse Injuries, and a consultant and contributing author on the Appropriate Medical Coverage for Secondary School-Aged Athletes. Dr. McLeod serves on numerous editorial boards, and publishes frequently in the athletic training and sports medicine journals and is a NATA Fellow.