Let’s revisit concussion and return to play with UC Davis Head Team Physician, Dr. Jeremiah Ray. This Heartbeat was originally recorded as a Facebook LIVE for the UC Davis Health page. We first talked about concussion in May’s episode, “Breaking Out of Concussion Jail“. This Heartbeat is a little more casual and offers some practical information for how to recognize and manage concussion in athletes – plus, it provides a little spaced repetition to help us remember what we learned!
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Suffering a concussion can make you feel like a prisoner, especially if you’re a student athlete. Cameron Wright, a division I water polo player who suffered a concussion last year, knows this first hand. In this episode, he shares his experience with concussion, and how he finally returned to the sport he loves. Dr. Roger Zemek, one of the leading investigators studying concussion and return to play, discusses how recent research is changing our approach to recovery. Finally, Dr. Jeremiah Ray, a Sports Medicine and Emergency trained physician, talks about how he manages concussion in his college athletes, and gives us his recommendations for assessing and counseling patients in the ED.
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Dr. Roger Zemek, FRCPC Associate Professor Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine University of Ottawa, Vice chair pediatric emergency research Canada (PERC), Clinical Research chair in Pediatric Concussion University of Ottawa