Back in the Game: Why Concussion Doesn't Have to End Your Athletic Career

Back in the Game: Why Concussion Doesn't Have to End Your Athletic Career

by Jeffrey S. Kutcher, Joanne C. Gerstner


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190226602
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey S. Kutcher, MD, is an internationally recognized sports neurologist and pioneering physician researcher. He is a graduate of the Tulane University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Neurology Residency program. He founded the American Academy of Neurology's Sports Neurology Section and was the neurologist for Team USA at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Joanne C. Gerstner is an award-winning multimedia sports journalist, who focuses on sports and medicine. Her work has appeared on and in The New York Times, USA Today, Detroit News, and other publications. She is a graduate of the Medill School at Northwestern University, a 2012 University of Michigan Knight-Wallace Fellow, and 2015 Jacobs Foundation Neuroscience Fellow.

Table of Contents


Chapter One: Sports Concussion Myths and Fears
Chapter Two: Athletes, Concussions, and the Playing Field
Chapter Three: You Think You Might Have a Concussion- How Do You Know?
Chapter Four: Life After a Diagnosis of Concussion
Chapter Five: Post- Concussion Syndrome and Second- Impact Syndrome
Chapter Six: Concussion, Sports, Depression, and Suicide
Chapter Seven: How Athletes Can Help Themselves
Chapter Eight: Thoughts for Parents and Coaches
Chapter Nine: Changing the Game, On and Off the Field
Chapter Ten: Controlling the Messaging of Concussion

Quick Answers to Common Questions About Sports Concussion
Terms to Know About Concussions and Sports
Resources to Learn More About Concussions and Sports

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