The management of possible concussions at even the highest levels of sports is fraught with indecision and poor decision-making. Concussion protocols differ from sport to sport and non-compliance with a sport’s own protocols is a frequent occurrence. If that’s happening at the pro level, what should a youth sports coach with no medical personnel on the sidelines do? Dr. Steve Horwitz explores the importance of communication in concussion prevention and return-to-play decisions.
About Dr. Steve Horwitz
Dr. Steve Horwitz is a graduate of Cornell University and the National University of Health Sciences. He was selected by the USOC to be the sole chiropractor on the U.S. Olympic Team medical staff for the XXVI Olympiad. He has traveled internationally with USATF and been a sports medicine consultant to several Division 1 university sports programs.
Dr. Horwitz has served as chairman of the Maryland Council on Physical Fitness, the Maryland state director for the NSCA, and the co-chair of the Care and Prevention of Sports Injuries program in Montgomery County, MD.
Dr. Horwitz is training for the Unleash the Beast and is a two-time champion of the Tactical Strength Challenge Men’s Master’s Division. He is the founder of TeamSafe™Sports.