How Physical Therapists Should Handle Head Injuries

Dan Lorenz, PT, ATC, author of the home study course Prevention of Head, Mouth and Facial Injuries available on the APTA webiste, gives the basics that first responders should know when faced with a traumatic head injury.  Dan, a former Athletic Trainer with the Kansas City Chiefs Football Organization is an expert on the signs and symptoms the typical Physical Therapist may face when no other medical professional is available.  Dan states that head injuries can be one of the scariest things medical personnel are faced with.  Unlike the broken ankle or ACL tear, a slow bleed in the brain can be tricky to spot unless you are well prepared.

Listen in, learn and be prepared for the next time you find yourself on the sidelines of a grueling football game or just the first one on the scene when the neighbor’s kid wipes out on his skate board.  For questions or more information, contact me at   Jeff Worrell

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  1. Posted August 21, 2009 at 5:22 am | Permalink

    Interesting and informative. But will you write about this one more?

  2. Posted August 22, 2009 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    Are you a professional journalist? You write very well.

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