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Mar 06, 2017 / Sports Medicine

Let’s Talk Concussions

Scottish Rite Hospital experts are often on the road to share their research findings and experiences in caring for children. One example is our pediatric sports medicine physician Shane M. Miller, M.D. He has a passion for concussion education and it is evident in the frequent invitations he receives to speak on the topic. Here are a few examples:

  • Pediatricians studying for board certification, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center Family Medicine Grand Rounds, Dallas, Texas
  • Plano parent and coaches at Prestonwood Sports Organization Soccer Coaches Meeting
  • Community event at Sci-Tech Discovery Center, Frisco, Texas
  • School nurses at the Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, Texas
  • Frisco Soccer Association Coaches Meeting, Frisco, Texas
  • McKinney ISD school nurses, McKinney, Texas
  • National and international sports medicine specialists at Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas
  • Local pediatricians at Pediatric Society of Greater Dallas quarterly meeting, Dallas, Texas
  • Pediatricians and health care providers at Pediatric Orthopedic Education Series, Dallas, Texas
  • Dallas community through interview and publication in Dallas Child Magazine
  • Physical therapists and athletic trainers at DFW Sports Symposium, Southlake, Texas

This week Dr. Miller is at the NCAA Headquarters in Indianapolis at the Youth Sports Safety Summit.

The multidisciplinary Youth Sports Safety Alliance hosts this annual event bringing together advocates for young athletes from across the country. Athletic trainers, orthopedic surgeons, physicians, and school and youth sports organization administrators share lessons learned and collaborate to identify ways to make youth sports safer. Dr. Miller will be talking about the importance of immediate removal from play after a suspected sports-related concussion. He will highlight results from a recent study of his patients showing that four out of ten go back to play or continue playing on the day of their injury. He emphasizes the phrase “when in doubt, sit them out.”

If you have a group that would like to learn more about sports-related concussions or another pediatric sports medicine topic, please email brandee.schmidt@tsrh.org.

Learn about about injury prevention and pediatric sports medicine.


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