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Concussions- Getting Your Head Out of the Game

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Concussions, sometimes referred to as mild traumatic brain injuries, are one of the most commonly encountered sports injuries. Studies vary but rates are estimated at two million sport related concussions per year in the United States.
3-Oct-2014 9:00 AM EDT

AMSSM’s Front-Line Concussion Experts, Researchers Participate in White House Concussion Summit

The lead author of the widely-recognized AMSSM Position Statement Concussion in Sport that has become the standard of care resource for sports medicine physicians caring for concussion, Kim Harmon, MD, is representing the American Medical Society...
29-May-2014 9:30 AM EDT

AMSSM Announces 2014 International Sports Medicine Traveling Fellows

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The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) has selected Chad Asplund, MD and Irfan Asif, MD as the first two Junior Traveling Fellows for AMSSM’s new International Traveling Fellowship program tour to Australia.
25-Apr-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Study Shows Brand/Type of Helmet and Mouthguard May Not Significantly Reduce Risk of Sport-Related Concussion in High School Football Players

Alison Brooks, MD, MPH, a sports medicine physician and faculty member at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, will present, “Incidence of Sport-Related Concussion in High School Football Players: Effect of Helmets,...
14-Apr-2014 4:50 PM EDT

Which Obesity Measure Best Predicts Lower Extremity Injury Risk?

Nathaniel S. Nye, MD, a sports medicine fellow at the National Capital Consortium Sports Medicine Fellowship in Bethesda, Maryland, presented, “Does Abdominal Circumference (AC) or Body Mass Index (BMI) Better Predict Lower Extremity Injury...
14-Apr-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Study Suggests Physical Therapy (PT) Instructional Video May be as Good as an In-Person PT Visit for Teaching Proper Technique in Shoulder Rehabilitation Exercises

David J. Berkoff, MD, sports medicine physician and associate professor of orthopaedics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, presented, “Corrected Error Video vs PT-Instructed home Exercise Program: Accuracy of Performing Therapeutic...
14-Apr-2014 4:00 PM EDT

New Management and Return-to-Play Guidelines for Female Athlete Triad Examined at AMSSM Annual Meeting

New evidence-based guidelines on management and return to play of the Female Athlete Triad, published recently in both the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine and the British Journal of Sports Medicine, was discussed last week at the 23rd Annual...
14-Apr-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Neuromuscular Performance Study Wins 2014 AMSSM-ACSM Clinical Research Grant

Daniel Herman, MD, PhD, is the recipient of the 2014 AMSSM Foundation-ACSM Foundation Clinical Research Grant for his research titled “Assessment of Neuromuscular Performance Deficits and Recovery after Concussion: Implications for Anterior...
14-Apr-2014 4:00 PM EDT

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Brain Experts to Help Demystify Difficult Brain and Spine Injuries Next Week at 2014 AMSSM Annual Meeting

Post-concussion syndrome (PCS) and spinal cord injuries are complex problems that can present with a variety of symptoms or sequelae. To help demystify some of the debate which exists surrounding the definition of when concussion becomes...
27-Mar-2014 7:00 AM EDT

David Epstein, New York Times Best-Selling Author of ‘The Sports Gene’, to Deliver Presidential Keynote at 2014 AMSSM Annual Meeting

David Epstein, author of the New York Times bestseller, The Sports Gene, will deliver the Presidential Keynote at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans next week.
26-Mar-2014 3:35 PM EDT

Sports Medicine Physician Experts on Winter Sports Injury Prevention & Treatment to Offer Comments During 2014 Olympic Games

Sports medicine physician members of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), who are experts in winter sports injury prevention and treatment, are available for interviews during the Olympic Games.
7-Feb-2014 10:00 AM EST

Concussion Expert Available to Discuss Winter Sports Injuries/Safety

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17-Dec-2012 11:00 AM EST

Concussion Expert Available: 5 Things to Ask Your Doctor if You’ve Been or Think You’ve Been Concussed

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12-Dec-2012 3:15 PM EST

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