Train Like a Boxer; Get the Facts on TBIs

Episode 14.29 with Hosts Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole. Broadcasting on ESPN Chicago 1000 WMVP-AM Radio, Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:00 AM/c.

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Segment One – Debbie Pickus and Melissa Nelson, owners of Title Boxing Club in Northbrook, Illinois discuss how the Title Boxing workouts differ from other modes of training; a new kind of high intensity interval training..It’s not just for fighters anymore; group classes deliver the amazing results of boxing, minus the combat, to strengthen your body from head to toe.

A fitness club with a punch. TITLE Boxing Clubs offer explosive total body boxing and kickboxing fitness workouts to help women and men burn up to 1,000 calories per hour in each group class. If you are looking for a fitness club that offers effective group exercise classes and personal training, TITLE Boxing Club is the fitness club for you. Find your TITLE Boxing Club and get your First Shot Free! If you are looking for a solid workout come Hit It Hard for one hour. This complete fitness workout helps you strengthen your core faster than other exercise classes. TITLE Boxing Club offers flexible membership plans and classes for every fitness level and personalized schedule.

 

Segment Two –  Dr. Barry Miskin, Co-director of the Joe Namath Neurological Research Center discusses hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy and the clinical trial for traumatic brain injury patients taking place the Jupiter Medical Center.

“People ask me, ‘Joe, have you ever had concussions?’” Namath said. “Well, there was a time I jokingly said, ‘I don’t know if I’ve ever had concussions, but I had a heck of a lot of smelling salts.’ “After seeing some of my teammates — a couple of them literally deteriorate and pass on — I began to analyze and monitor myself, so to speak,” the football Hall of Famer added. The NFL recently reported as many as a third of players can be expected to show premature brain injury. Namath said his health was good before the treatment, but he reports having more energy and says, “Now, if I forget things, it’s my own fault.”

Hyperbaric chambers are currently best known for helping to heal wounds. Doctors at Jupiter Medical Center reasoned they might also help heal traumatic brain injuries. “It stimulates regeneration of cells,” explained Dr. Barry Miskin. “So there are stem cells that are regenerated, and you’re actually generating new brain tissue.” The medical center has named a neurological research center for Namath. It’s seeking funding and 100 patients to continue the experiment. More information or join the trial.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is believed to be the leading undiagnosed injury in the United States. Victims can experience symptoms of confusion, loss of memory, slurred speech and seizures. Those living with TBI can struggle with its devastating effects for days, months, years or even for the rest of their lives. Regardless of age, anyone can suffer a detrimental brain injury, including: professional athletes, motorcyclists, children involved in team sports, military personnel and even senior citizens.

The Joe Namath Neurological Research Center at Jupiter Medical Center is committed to investigating new ways to reverse brain injury and improve long-term recovery. Help us provide important answers and hope to those affected by head trauma. Contribute to cutting-edge research by donating to The Joe Namath Neurological Research Center. It is our mission to pioneer a clinical study that explores the effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy as a treatment for the debilitating toll of TBI.

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