Case Study- Joe is a 14 yo Hispanic male currently participating in competitive skateboarding. He wears  the regulation helmet while competing, but often

Case Study- Joe is a 14 yo Hispanic male currently participating in competitive skateboarding. He wears  the regulation helmet while competing, but often chooses a half helmet while practicing because it’s lighter. 3 days ago he hit his head when he fell from the top of the half pipe while practicing a new trick. He states that at the time he felt fine but now is nauseated and dizzy. He reports that he often falls when practicing so he didn’t think this was such a big deal. He weighs 112 lbs and is 5 foot 4 inches tall. His mother brings him to your clinic for treatment. 

concussions in teens. JNN.11.pdf

1. What are the symptoms of an acute concussion?

2. Name 2 reasons why the often go unnoticed in a teen athlete.

3. What are the possible long term complications of repeated concussions. 

4. Which teen athletes are are greatest risk for concussions?

5. Should female athletes be worried?

6. Should those playing non contact sports (like baseball) be worried? 

7. Find a professional journal article describing the treatment of concussions in teens and describe the appropriate diagnostic criteria and treatment plan for Joe. Attach a copy of the article and give the citation in APA format. 

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