Importance of Early Care in Concussion Treatment

This podcast features Elizabeth M. Pieroth, PsyD, ABPP, a Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist and the Director of the Concussion Program at Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH/Rush University Medical Center, joining Dr. Bush-Joseph filling in for Dr. Cole and Steve Kashul.

Research tells us that the sooner a person is evaluated by a concussion specialist, the sooner they recover. Proper education, work or academic accommodations, and treatment recommendations can make a significant difference in the recovery process. There is no other program in the Midwest with the level of expertise in managing concussions as MOR.

Our clinicians manage concussions in all athletes, including youth and professional athletes, as well as non-athletes. They have years of experience in properly diagnosing and treating these injuries. Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush offers the newest technology and active rehabilitation methods to return patients back to their active lifestyle.

Dr. Pieroth is a leader in the field of concussion assessment and presents nationally and internationally on the care of patients with concussions. Dr. Pieroth brings more than 20 years of experience to this role and is responsible for care of more professional athletes/teams than any other provider in the country.

Additionally, Dr. Pieroth sits on numerous local and national boards that study concussions/traumatic brain injury in sports. Her philosophy of care is focused on listening to patients to truly understand their symptoms so an individualized treatment plan can be designed.

Concussion Care at MOR

The MOR/Rush concussion program evaluates and treats sports and non-sport related concussions. We utilize evidence-based therapies and the newest technology to address both the acute injury and persistent post-concussion symptoms. Our clinicians, including sports medicine physicians, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, neurologists, neuropsychologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, physical therapists and athletic trainers, are also specially trained to address the specific needs of concussion patients.

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