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Dealing with Concussions

Dealing with concussions is very important. Below are some resources that can help coaches, parents and players deal with concussions.

Concussions in Sports Training course - click here to take the course

This free 30 minute online course is for coaches, parents and others. It includes a quiz that you can complete at the end of the course and if you successfully complete the quiz you can print out a certificate of completion.

Understanding Concussions Video - Click here to view the video

This short 8 minute video is designed to help kids, parents and coaches detect and treat concussions early, especially in children 14 and under, and to keep them safe and healthy today.

The video is introduced by 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist Heather O’Reilly of the US Olympic Women’s Soccer Team and features interviews with leading doctors in the areas of pediatrics, concussions and sports injuries, and young patients suffering from concussions giving practical advice on what to look for and how to avoid long-term damage as a result of concussions.

The Doctors involved are:

  • William P. Meehan III, MD – Director, Sports Concussion Clinic, Division of Sports Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston. Author: Kids, Sports and Concussions
  • Chris S. Ahmad, MD – Associate Professor Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital Head Team Physician, the New York Yankees
  • Tom Drake, MD – Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Children’s Regional Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Cooper Hospital, Camden, NJ
  • Michael Vitale MD MPH – Ana Lucia Professor of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Columbia University Medical Center. Chief Pediatric Spine and Scoliosis Service Associate, Division of Pediatric Orthopedics Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York. Dr. Vitale is also the founder of Alexandra's Playground.