Gender Differences in Concussion Recovery & Throwing Injuries

Episode 14.06 

Dr.Jeffrey Mjaanes discusses the difference in frequency, severity and duration of concussions between boys and girls GirlSoccerHead.athleteand how to improve diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Dr. Mjaanes is Assistant Professor, Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Pediatrics, Rush University Medical Center and Director, Chicago Sports Concussion Clinic at Rush. A medical graduate from the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Mjaanes completed his residency at Rush Medical Center in Chicago. During his residency, he was awarded the Aesculapius Award for his work in patient care and resident teaching. Dr. Mjaanes went on to complete a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. He is board certified in Pediatrics and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Primary Care Sports Medicine. In practice, he sees patients of all ages, including children and adolescents. He also works with adult athletes of all ages, from young adults to seniors, recreational and elite, including high-level college and professional athletes.

Second Segment features Nate Whitney PT,DPT, Clinical Director at ATI Physical LabralTear.medicalTherapy. Discussion on Labral Tears and other types of throwing injuries. Covering the causes using motion analysis, throwing volume as well as diagnosis, duration, rehab and prevention. Nate received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Illinois Chicago. Prior to pursuing a career in physical therapy, Whitney attended Illinois State University where he majored in exercise science and played baseball for the Redbirds. In 2004, and got the opportunity to play minor league baseball for the San Diego Padres.  He currently enjoys using those experiences to understand the hurdles facing young athletes with injuries and treating/coaching athletes back to participation in their sport. [30:00]