Many of us have had this experience: we are sitting in a parked car in a parking lot, the car next to us slowly pulls out, and, all of the sudden, we get the feeling that it is our car that is moving forward. Our eyes have tricked the brain into thinking we are moving forward and, for a split second, we actually feel like our body is moving forward.
This month, I gave a lecture to the University of North Carolina Sports Medicine team regarding the symptoms of concussions that have affected the visual system, testing athletes using the See To Play Vision Concussion Protocol, treating athletes for recovery and recent findings from a 3 year retrospective study of our concussion protocol. UNC has become nationally renowned as a leader in the nation in regarding concussion research (click here to read more )
I am honored that they have referred patients to me and our concussion protocol has allowed people to return to a normal life quicker (I am pictured above with Dr. Jason Mihalik in the sports medicine training facility)
Athletes with visual systems affected by concussions complain of light sensitivity, blurred vision, double vision, trouble staying on task, apprehension walking into a crowd of people, trouble focusing on the computer or reading, feeling funny while riding in a car, and that the world seems to move funny.
The See To Play concussion protocol is a 10 Stage testing of the visual system designed to diagnose a vision concussion, determine which part or parts of the vision system needed treatment or exercising to return to play, and also gives a therapy regimen to help this occur. We are in the process of getting the protocol published so that it will be available to doctors nationwide.
A 3 year retrospective finding on the protocol reveals:
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