Dr. Jamshid Ghajar Discusses Ocular Motor Functions (Vision, as Related to Motion)
Up next on the CrashCourse Concussion Story Wall is leading medical expert, Dr. Jamshid Ghajar. In his video, Dr. Ghajar answers the following questions:
- What are ocular motor functions?
- What concussion symptoms are associated with ocular motor functions? How can they be managed?
- How can cardio exercise aid in recovery from a brain injury?
Dr. Jamshid Ghajar is a Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of the Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center. He is the Founder and President of the Brain Trauma Foundation and serves as a fellow on the Committee on Trauma (American College of Surgeons). Under his leadership, the Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center aims to improve outcomes for TBI patients by developing best practice guidelines and education and conducting clinical research. He invented several neurosurgical devices used around the world and served as Chief of Neurosurgery at The Jamaica Hospital-Cornell Trauma Center in New York for 25 years. He holds an MD and Ph.D. from Cornell University Medical College.
We are grateful for Dr. Ghajar and his hand in improving our StoryWall and CrashCourse concussion education initiatives.
About Concussion Story Wall: This product features an interactive database of more than 4000 videos of individual stories relating to how an injury occurred, the symptoms experienced, and personal insights from those who have been injured by a concussion. It is intended as a comprehensive mental health resource for the many who are impacted including athletes, parents, coaches, officials, teachers, and military veterans, among others. It also serves as a referral source for athletic trainers, rehab specialists and physicians. An additional highlight includes a panel of 14 of the world’s leading medical experts addressing specific aspects of concussions related to symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and recovery. All CrashCourse concussion education products are available at no cost.
The CrashCourse Concussion Story Wall is proudly presented by TeachAids, BIAA, and the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS), in collaboration with the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) and 19 of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s National Governing Bodies (NGB). These NGBs include: USA Archery, USA Artistic Swimming, USA Baseball, USA Bobsled & Skeleton, USA Cycling, USA Diving, USA Fencing, USA Field Hockey, USA Football, USA Gymnastics, USA Hockey, USA Karate, US Lacrosse, US Ski & Snowboard, US Soccer, US Speedskating, USA Taekwondo, USA Triathlon and USA Wrestling.