Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center Archives
Aug. 29, 2013—The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) has partnered with Vanderbilt Sports Medicine and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to provide sports medicine coverage at all championship games. Under the agreement, Vanderbilt be the official sports medicine provider and will supply certified athletic trainers and on-site medical support at all state high school championship sporting...
Aug. 14, 2013—Physicians at the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center urge coaches and parents to know the warning signs of a concussion and not let athletes return to play until they have been cleared by a health care professional.
Aug. 8, 2013—A new study of concussion in cheerleaders found neurocognitive testing was more accurate than an athlete’s symptom self-report when assessing recovery.
Apr. 3, 2013—The Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center is hosting a free educational seminar on sports concussion on Tuesday, April 30. Experts in neurology and sports medicine will discuss signs and symptoms of concussion, return-to-play guidelines, long term effects, the importance of baseline testing, proper equipment fittings, how to set up a school concussion plan and more. The...
Dec. 13, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center was well represented in Zurich, Switzerland, at the fourth International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, which assembled the world’s leading concussion medical experts and athletic governing bodies to discuss concussion care and policy.
Nov. 8, 2012—Vanderbilt’s wide range of concussion services and research was on display recently during the first-ever concussion summit hosted by the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center (VSCC).
Oct. 2, 2012—A new study conducted to review symptoms and neurocognitive findings in male and female high school soccer players revealed no gender-related differences.
Sep. 27, 2012—Cannon County High School basketball player Rebekah Faulkner doesn’t remember much about colliding with a rival player during a training camp game early this summer.
Jul. 12, 2012—The Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center is now offering pre-concussion baseline testing to all community recreational athletes, in advance of many high-impact seasonal sports resuming this fall. Testing includes the computerized ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) test, a balance assessment and an individual neurologic history. “This gives our physicians a snapshot of your baseline...