We are thrilled to share a new resource for our clients suffering from brain injuries or for those families of athletes wanting to protect their loved ones.
The Sport Concussion Library is described as a Comprehensive On-Line Sport Concussion Resource for Athletes, Parents, Coaches, Educators, Researchers, Medical Professionals, and the Public.
Established by Paul Echlin, MD, CCFP, Dip Sports Med, Dip ABFM, CAQSM the library launched on December 8, 2011.
“Our young athletes need access to multi-modal education tools such as the e-modules, a selection of video documentaries, and testimonials from their peers. All of these resources are now available on this website so that the athletes, the parents, and the coaches can learn the symptoms and treatments to avoid long-term brain injury” said Dr. Echlin. “Concussion is a serious brain injury that can cause short and long term disability among our athletes. We can no longer turn our collective heads when a concussion occurs. There is now a strong grass roots need for an up-to-date, and accurate central source of information on this issue.”
The only one of its kind in the world, the Concussion Library houses the latest resources for anyone interested in concussion.
While this is an excellent tool, we still believe that one of the best methods for preventing cognitive decline is to establish a baseline functional assessment of the brain using our non-invasive Brain Health/BEAM technology. By establishing a baseline, we can track our clients’ brain function overtime to determine if their health is threatened in any way or, once an injury has occurred, what measures can be taken to speed up an athlete’s recovery.
Everyone involved in sporting activities where concussions could occur should get a baseline test done as soon as possible. Not only can we help damaged brains get better we can make healthy brains achieve even greater potential.