The State of Sport Concussion: Legitimate Concern vs. Paranoia?
A Concusion Health Summit Lecture Series | Audio Lecture 17: The facts surrounding concussion and chronic neurologic impairment.
State of Sport Concussion: Legitimate Concern vs. Paranoia audio lecture focuses on how to increase physical activity without increasing injury risks as well as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), concussion prevention, head impact indicators, elusive concussion threshold, and head impact biomechanics through the use of an in-helmet accelerometer.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Describe how to increase physical activity without increasing injury risks
- Discuss the causes of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)
- Describe sports-related concussions in youth and head impact indicators
- Report on the elusive concussion threshold
- Describe head impact biomechanics through the use of an in-helmet accelerometer
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Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC is a neuroscientist and nationally recognized expert on sport-related concussions. He became dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in January 2016. Previously, he had served as senior associate dean for the natural sciences and chair of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science. As dean, he oversees the largest academic institution on campus, encompassing more than 70 academic departments, curricula, programs, centers and institutes. A member of Carolina’s faculty since 1995, Guskiewicz is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Exercise and Sport Science and also co-director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center. His groundbreaking work has earned numerous awards and influenced national concussion guidelines.
In 2011, he was awarded a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship for his innovative work on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sport-related concussions. In 2013, Time magazine named him a Game Changer, one of 18 “innovators and problem-solvers that are inspiring change in America.”