The bone-jarring collision heard throughout a football stadium sends shivers down the spines of both athletes and the audience. When a player lays limp, there are gasps of shock and penetrating silence. It's an eerie feeling to observe a hit that causes a concussion or worse, could cost a life.

During this period, a number of neurological, physiological, financial, and perhaps philosophical issues start bubbling to the surface. The fallen athlete immediately begins self-assessing their ability to return to play, tasking the potentially-injured brain and body to cooperate instantly and generate a concussion pass or fail score.

Unfortunately, the athlete is not the best judge in this decision — and neither are the coaches, as conflicts of interest abound. One can only hope that someone intervenes and carries out a series of tests to help identify the severity of the concussion risk.

A new field of medicine is emerging, Concussionology, and it has massive consequences on the health and welfare of athletes’ livelihood. This guidebook provides basic training for athletes, parents and coaches as well as more in-depth training of concussions for athletic trainers, and other medical professionals.

“Dr. Kerasidis is … forward-thinking … intellectually brilliant. This book is a reflection of that genius: straightforward, smart and leading-edge.”

“Dr. Kerasidis explains the brain in user-friendly terms, including how it functions normally and how it responds in concussion. This book is a clear call to action for players, parents, coaches, and loved ones.”

The bone-jarring collision heard throughout a football stadium sends shivers down the spines of both athletes and the audience. When a player lays limp, there are gasps of shock and penetrating silence. It's an eerie feeling to observe a hit that causes a concussion or worse, could cost a life.

During this period, a number of neurological, physiological, financial, and perhaps philosophical issues start bubbling to the surface. The fallen athlete immediately begins self-assessing their ability to return to play, tasking the potentially-injured brain and body to cooperate instantly and generate a concussion pass or fail score.

Unfortunately, the athlete is not the best judge in this decision — and neither are the coaches, as conflicts of interest abound. One can only hope that someone intervenes and carries out a series of tests to help identify the severity of the concussion risk.

Concussionology: Redefining Sports Concussion Management.


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