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Concussion 101

2017-12-12T11:45:19+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

Concussion 101 A concussion happens when the brain moves within the skull A concussion is a brain injury that can happen from impact, either to the head or body, or anything that causes quick acceleration or deceleration of the head.  This could even be a slight blow that happens during a game, practice, ski run or a tumbling pass. Simply put, a concussion happens when the brain receives enough force to move it quickly inside of the skull. There does not need to be a significant amount of force of force to cause a concussion. The majority of concussions occur without a loss of consciousness It is still a common misconception that a person needs to [...]

Andrew Hunt, MD

2017-12-07T14:38:09+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

Dr. Andrew Hunt is a board-certified internist and pediatrician with additional certification in sports medicine. He specializes in non-operative treatment of orthopedic and sports medicine conditions, including arthritis, concussions, basic fractures, and sprains and strains of joints and muscles. He offers patients advanced treatments such as joint injections, including steroids, viscosupplements and platelet rich plasma when appropriate. Dr. Hunt grew up competing in sports and chose to pursue a career in sports medicine to combine his passion for athletics with helping people. He takes a broad view of the medical issue and whenever possible provides more than one option for treatment. Since he does not operate, he can provide an unbiased assessment of the need for surgery and advises patients [...]

Post-Concussion Syndrome

2017-12-12T11:35:55+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

Post-Concussion Syndrome What is Post-Concussion Syndrome? Post-Concussion Syndrome is a complex of symptoms, which persists beyond the point of concussion recovery. One of the most common misunderstandings is the difference between concussion and post-concussion syndrome. Post-concussion syndrome is sometimes thought to be a “long concussion”, however that is not the case. Concussion is a short-term injury that lasts a couple days to 2 weeks, at most, and then goes away. Symptoms that continue beyond this time are most likely due to Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS). Post- concussion syndrome symptoms can persist for days, weeks or even years. Concussions have become a major health concern in sports, and nowadays everyone worries about what head injuries are doing to [...]

Anthony Savino, MD

2017-11-14T15:21:50+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Anthony Savino is a board-certified neurologist with fellowship training in sports neurology. He specializes in the treatment of concussion, neurological disorders in athletes and maintenance of long-term brain health. Dr. Savino’s interests include management of acute concussion, autonomic dysfunction in concussion, treatment of post-concussion syndrome, and post-concussion headache. During his fellowship he collaborated on a long-term research study of head trauma in youth and high school football players. This study examined the potential sequelae of repetitive hits to the head over time through measurements of head impacts by helmet sensors and extensive brain function tests before and after each football season. He completed his residency in Neurology at Boston University Medical Center, serving as Chief Resident during his final [...]

Sports Neurology

2017-12-12T11:08:23+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

Sports Neurology at IBJI A Sports Neurologist is a physician who has completed four years of medical school, three-four years of neurology residency and at least one year of a sports neurology fellowship. Sports Neurologists are specifically trained in the diagnosis and management of neurological conditions in athletes. In addition to their level of knowledge in the exam room, they are also trained to care for athletes in their natural sporting environments.  The importance of having a sports neurologist on the sideline is rapidly climbing and The Sports Neurology Clinic at IBJI wants to lend a helping hand to the athletic community by leveling the playing field regarding player safety. To learn more, contact us today [...]

What IBJI Sports Medicine Specialists Want Parents to Know About Contact Sports and the Risk of Brain Injuries

2017-11-22T10:42:56+00:00 April 11th, 2016|IBJI in the News, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Sports Medicine|

A recent story in the Chicago Tribune drew attention to a growing body of research suggesting that young soccer players may be at risk for brain injuries, especially concussions. IBJI’s Dr. Gregory Portland and Dr. David Garelick contacted the Tribune after this important story ran to share additional information for parents and young players. […]