Dr. Robert Cantu Provides Guidance on the Ramifications of Concussions and their Impact on Sport
- What is Post Concussion Syndrome?
- What are Post Concussion Syndrome symptoms? How long do they last and how can they be managed?
- What is Second Impact Syndrome?
- What determines if an athlete should retire due to concussions?
Dr. Cantu’s professional responsibilities include Medical Director and Director of Clinical Research, Dr. Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center, Chief of Neurosurgery Service and Director of Sports Medicine at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA; Clinical Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Clinical Therapeutics Leader AD-CTE Center Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA; Founding member and Medical Director Concussion Legacy Foundation, Boston, MA; Adjunct Professor Exercise and Sport Science and Medical Director National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research, Chapel Hill, NC; Senior Advisor Brain Injury Center Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA; Vice President and Chairman of Scientific Advisory Committee, National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE); Senior Advisor NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee; Member NFLPA Mackey-White Health and Safety Committee; NCAA Concussion Advisory Group Member and NCAA Student-Athletic Concussion Injury Litigation Committee (Medical Science Committee).
We are grateful to Dr. Cantu for advising CrashCourse and providing his guidance and expertise on the StoryWall.
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.