Jun 29, 2021
The ALL ME® Podcast
Impact of Concussion & Potential Treatment - Dr. Beth Pieroth
The significance of concussions have been brought to light over the last 10 years to help athletes, parents, coaches, and sports medicine professionals have a better understanding of proper treatment protocols. Athletes from all sports, especially those that involve more use of the head such as football, hockey, soccer, and others, are at a higher risk of sustaining a concussion. In this episode, we speak with Dr. Beth Pieroth, as we discuss signs and symptoms of a concussion, potential treatment protocols, and when it is safe for a return to play.
Dr. Beth Pieroth
Elizabeth M. Pieroth, PsyD, ABPP is a Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist and the Director of the Concussion Program at Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH/RUSH University Medical Center. She has been involved in the assessment of players in the National Hockey League since 1997 and is the Head Injury/Concussion specialist for the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, White Sox, Fire, and the National Women’s Soccer League. Dr. Pieroth is the Co-Director of the NFL Neuropsychology Consulting Program. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of Illinois and is a member of the USA Football Heads Up Advisory Committee, the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee, the US Soccer Concussion Task Force and the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois Safety Committee. She has been awarded the 2018 Chicago Illini of the Year Award, the 2016 USA Hockey Excellence in Safety Award, the University of Illinois 2016 LAS Alumni Achievement Award, the 2014 AHAI Presidents Award, and 2012 Brain Injury Association of IL Make A Difference Award. She has published on concussion management and neuropsychological assessment. Dr. Pieroth is currently working on her Masters in Public Health through the Medical College of Wisconsin.
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