Episode: 77 How To Manage Concussions In Youth Sports
In this episode, Dillon and Dr. Alland discuss the role of nonsurgical orthopedic docs in sports and his experience going through physical therapy after a surgery. Then we dive into the main discussion of the day centered around concussion. What is a concussion? What causes a concussion? How is impact related to the risk of concussion?
Rule changes have been made at the professional level to decrease risk of concussion, this has trickled down into youth sports. Have the rule changes created a safer playing atmosphere for athletes? What’s the best way to recover from a concussion? After a concussion are you at risk for other injuries? All of this and more answered!!!
Dr. Jeremy Alland graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL, where he was awarded the prestigious William H. Harrison, PhD Award for selfless leadership, aspiration and collaboration. He went on to complete a Family Medicine residency at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, where he served as Chief Resident and was peer-selected as the best resident teacher. After residency, he returned to Rush and his hometown of Chicago to complete a fellowship in sports medicine. Dr. Alland is a team physician for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Fire Soccer Club, Windy City Bulls (Chicago Bulls NBA G-League team), Chicago Dogs, Chicago Blaze, Chicago Wildfire (Ultimate Frisbee), Chicago City Soccer Club and Mount Carmel High School. He previously served as a team physician for DePaul University.
Additionally, he has been a part of the finish line medical team at both the Chicago and Pittsburgh marathons. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine and American Academy of Family Physicians. He is an active researcher and has authored numerous papers on topics in sports medicine. He also serves as a peer-reviewer for The Journal of Family Practice. Dr. Alland finds pride in his ability to relate to his patients and strives to help his patients remain active. He specializes in the care of the entire athlete with special interests in the throwing athlete, the golfing athlete, sports performance, and ultrasound-guided procedures.
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