Jan 29, 2015When Rest Isn’t Enough
In this session, attendees will learn about innovative techniques for dealing with concussed athletes. They will also find out about updated research that contradicts well-accepted practices.
“Concussion affects as many as 3.8 million recreational and sport-related patients each year,” says Mihalik. “The numbers are staggering, and the traditional wait-and-see approach of rest until symptom recovery does not work for everyone.
“This presentation will discuss some alternatives beyond the simple rest-and-wait approach to concussion management,” he continues. “We will also talk about what can be done to enhance recovery, with an emphasis on evidence-based research to support such techniques and interventions. You’ll find out about lesser-known options to promote recovery and enhance overall quality of life for those whose concussion symptoms persist.”