Dr. Ruben Echemendia Shares the Relevance of Neuropsychology in Concussion Treatment
- How is neuropsychology related to concussions?
- When should one talk with a neuropsychologist?
- What are the methods of treatment?
- What to expect when one goes to see a neuropsychologist following a concussion?
Dr. Ruben Echemendia is the Co-Chair of the National Hockey League’s Concussion Subcommittee and the Director of their Neuropsychological Testing Program. He is also Chair of the Major League Soccer’s concussion program and is the consulting clinical neuropsychologist to the U.S. Soccer Federation, the U.S. Soccer National Teams, and Princeton University’s Department of Athletic Medicine. Dr. Echemendia is the Clinical Director of the UOC Concussion Care Clinic, a multidisciplinary concussion evaluation, and management program at the University Orthopedic Center in State College, Pennsylvania. He serves on the US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee, the NCAA Concussion Task Force, NCAA Medical Science Committee, and the US Soccer Medical Advisory Committee.
Dr. Echemendia’s contributions to both StoryWall and CrashCourse as an Advisor are most appreciated.
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.